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
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Medicine definitions for koplik's spots

Koplik's spots

[ kŏplĭks ]


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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