maculopapular (s) (noun)
, maculopapulars (pl)
An eruption on the skin that involves marks or unusual growths on the skin and papules (small solid rounded bumps or pimples on the skin): A maculopapular rash is characterized by a flat, red area on the epidermis which consists of small bumps.
1. Having papules.
2. Having pimples; pimply.
papule (s), papules (pl)
1. A circumscribed (round), solid elevation up to one centimeter in diameter on the skin.
2. A small solid rounded bump rising from the skin which is usually less than one centimeter in diameter (less than 3/8 inch across).
3. A small, red, elevated area on the skin, solid and circumscribed; a pimple.
Papules may open when scratched and become crusty and infected.
Dermatologists (and other physicians) call any small solid circumscribed bump in the skin a papule, as opposed to a vesicle which contains fluid or a macule which is flat and even with the surrounding skin.
In measles, they are small and run together. In smallpox, they are hard and feel like pellets, terminating in umbilicated vesicles that itch.
A reference to an eruption composed of papules and pustules.
1. The occurrence of numerous widespread papules.
2. The presence of numerous and generalized papules.
A reference to a skin eruption composed of both papules (solid elevations of the skin) and scales.
A small skin elevation that evolves into a blister.
Cross references directly, or indirectly, involving the "skin":
lepido- (scab, scale);
psoro- (itch, mange);
pustu- (blister, pimple);
scabio- (mange, itchy);
sebo- (grease, oil).
Cross references of word groups that are related, partially or extensively, to: "blister, bump, swelling":