café au lait spot

noun

Definition of café au lait spot

: any of the brown spots usually on the trunk, pelvis, and creases of the elbow and knees that are often numerous in neurofibromatosis usually pluralCafé au lait spots look like big freckles and range in size from a cornflake to a football.— Barbara Bailey Kelley

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Café au lait spot.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caf%C3%A9%20au%20lait%20spot. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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café au lait spot

noun
ca·​fé au lait spot | \ ka-ˈfā-ō-ˈlā- \

Medical Definition of café au lait spot

: any of the medium brown spots usually on the trunk, pelvis, and creases of the elbow and knees that are often numerous in neurofibromatosis usually used in plural

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