butterfly rash

[ bŭtər-flī′ ]


A scaling lesion that appears on each cheek and is joined by a narrow band across the nose, seen in lupus erythematosus and seborrheic dermatitis.

Nearby words

  1. butterfly flower,
  2. butterfly net,
  3. butterfly nut,
  4. butterfly orchid,
  5. butterfly pea,
  6. butterfly roof,
  7. butterfly table,
  8. butterfly valve,
  9. butterfly wedge,
  10. butterfly weed

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