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Koplik's spots

[kop-liks] /ˈkɒp lɪks/
plural noun
(in measles) small pale spots with reddish rims that appear on the lips and mucous membranes inside the cheeks before the skin eruption takes place.
Origin of Koplik's spots
1895-1900; named after Henry Koplik (1858-1927), U.S. pediatrician Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Koplik's spots in Medicine

Koplik's spots Kop·lik's spots (kŏp'lĭks)
Small red spots on the mucous membrane of the cheek, with a minute bluish-white speck in the center, regarded as symptomatic of measles.

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