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peau d'orange

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noun peau d'o·range \ˌpō-ˌdȯr-ˈänj\

Medical Definition of peau d'orange

  1. :  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., The New England Journal of Medicine, 24 May 2012


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