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Bitot's spots

noun Bi·tot's spots \ bē-ˈtōz- \

medical Definition of Bitot's spots

: shiny pearly spots of triangular shape occurring on the conjunctiva in severe vitamin A deficiency especially in children

Biographical Note for bitot's spots

  • Bitot play \bē-tō\, Pierre A. (1822–1888), French physician. Bitot's description of the spots now known as Bitot's spots was first published in 1863.

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