Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Medical Dictionary

Epstein's pearls

play play
noun plural Ep·stein's pearls \ˈep-ˌstīnz-, -ˌstēnz-\

Medical Definition of Epstein's pearls

  1. :  temporary small white cysts that occur along the midline of the hard palate of many newborn infants



Biographical Note for epstein's pearls

Epstein

,

Alois

(1849–1918), Czech pediatrician. An authority on children's diseases, Epstein was director of the Children's Clinic and professor of pediatrics at Prague. He made numerous references to what are now known as Epstein's pearls in various clinical papers dealing with newborns and infants.


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Epstein's pearls? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the lowest point

Get Word of the Day daily email!