peau dʼorange

noun
peau dʼo·​range | \ ˌpō-ˌdȯr-ˈänj How to pronounce peau dʼorange (audio) \

Definition of peau dʼorange

medical
: thickened, dimpled skin that resembles the rind of an orange and is often associated with some forms of breast cancer There was a mass, 6 to 7 cm in diameter, in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast … and the overlying skin had peau d'orange changes, without erythema.— José Baselga et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 24 May 2012 And when a swelling stretches the skin so much that pores become visible, doctors call it peau d'orange, or “skin of an orange.”— Patricia Volk, New York Times, 19 Aug. 1990

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First Known Use of peau dʼorange

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Peau dʼorange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peau%20d%CA%BCorange. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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