1. melasma

noun. a tan discoloration of a woman's face that is associated with pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives.


  • chloasma
  • symptom


  • hyponatremia
  • hyperglycemia
  • hypoglycemia

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Example sentences of the word melasma

1. Noun, singular or mass
If your dark shadow is pregnancy-induced melasma, the dark shadow will likely go away in the few months following the birth of your baby, without any special treatment or prescriptions.

2. Verb, base form
In addition, people with darker skin, such as those of Indian, Mediterranean, North African or Asian background, can develop melasma more easily.

If you use hormonal birth control methods and have darker skin, you may have a higher chance of developing
melasma 3.

Noun, plural
Only 10 percent of those diagnosed with
melasma** are men, and while its cause: