Koplik's spots

noun plural

Kop·​lik's spots ˈkäp-liks- How to pronounce Koplik's spots (audio)
variants or Koplik spots
: small bluish white dots surrounded by a reddish zone that appear on the mucous membrane of the cheeks and lips before the appearance of the skin eruption in a case of measles

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“Koplik's spots.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Koplik%27s%20spots. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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