peau d'orange

noun

peau d'o·​range ˌpō-ˌdȯr-ˈänj How to pronounce peau d'orange (audio)
: 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

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“Peau d'orange.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/peau%20d%27orange. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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