GENERAL FEATURES OF LESIONS



ANGIECTATICUS. Vascularized.

ANNULARIS. Ring-shaped.

AREATUS. Occurring in circumscribed patches.

ARTIFICIALIS. Artificially produced.

ASYMMETRICALIS. Of different distribution on the two lateral halves of the body.

AUTUMNALIS. Occurring in the fall of the year.

BRACHIALIS. Occurring on the surface of the arm.

CACHECTICORUM. Occurring in debilitated subjects.

CAPITIS. Occurring on the head, usually the scalp.

CAVERNOSUS. Large chambered.

CHRONICUS. Chronic in course.

CIRCINATUS. Of circular outline.

CIRCUMSCRIPTUS. Having a definite contour.

CONFLUENS. Arranged so close as to coalesce.

CONTAGIOSUS. Capable of communication by contagion.

CORNEOUS. Horny or horn-like.

CORPORIS. Occurring on the surface of the body (employed to designate an eruption upon the trunk, as distinguished from that on other parts).

CRUSTOSUS. Crusted.

CRYSTALLINUS. Of clear appearance.

DIFFUSUS. Irregularly disposed.

DISCRETUS. Having isolated lesions.

DISSEMINATUS. Scattered, spread over a large area.

ERYTHEMATOSUS. Of a pink or red color.

ESSENTIALIS. Idiopathic.

EXFOLIATIVUS. Having a tendency toward scaling or epidermal shedding.

EXULCERANS. Having a tendency toward pronounced ulceration.

FACIALIS. Located on the face (usually as distinguished from the scalp).

FAVOSA. Showing symptoms of favus.

FEBRILIS. Accompanied by fever.

FEMORALIS. Occurring on the surface of the thigh.

FEROX. Malignant, severe.

FIBROSUS. Composed of fibrous tissue.

FIGURATUS. Having a figured appearance.

FOLIACEUS. Resembling a leaf or leaves.

FOLLICULARIS. Concerning the follicles.

FUNGOIDES. Resembling a fungus.

FURFURACEUS. Exhibiting fine, bran-like scales.

GUTTATUS. Of the size of a drop of water.

GYRATUS. Having a serpiginous or circular outline, usually the result of coalescence of imperfect circles or semicircles.

HEREDITARIUS. Transmitted from parent to offspring.

HERPETIFORMIS. Vesicular in type.

HEMALIS. Occurring in the winter season.

HUMIDUS. Accompanied by moisture.

HYPERTROPHICUS. Characterized by increase.

HYSTRIX. Having lesions projecting like quills.

IMBRICATUS. With crusts or scales overlaid like tiles.

INFANTILIS. Occurring in infancy.

INVETERATA. Obstinate, deep seated, long established.

IRIS. Occurring in more or less distinct concentric rings.

LABIALIS. Occurring upon the surface of the lip.

LAMMELLARIS. Having the nature of a thin scale or plate.

LENTICULARIS. Of the size of a small pea or bean.

LIVIDUS. Deeply colored.

MACULOSUS. Discolored.

MADIDANS. Characterized by moisture.

MARGINATUS. Having a defined margin.

MEDICAMENTOSUS. Produced by internal medication.

MELANODES. Of blackish color.

MILIARIS. Of the size of a millet-seed.

MITIS. Of mild, benign type (the reverse of agrius).

MULTIFORMIS. Exhibiting several types of elementary lesions.

NEONATORUM. Occurring in the newborn.

NEURITICUS. Having nervous association.

NIGRICANS. Of black or blackish color.

NODOSUS. With development of nodes or tubercles of the surface.

NUMMULARIS. Of the size of small coins.

OLEOSUS. Accompanied by an oily secretion.

PALMARIS. Occurring on the palms.

PARASITICUS. Produced by an animal or vegetable parasite.

PHLEGMONOSUS. Accompanied by deep-seated inflammation.

PIGMENTOSUS. Accompanied by pigmentation.

PILARIS. Related to the hair.

PLANTARIS. Situated on the soles of the feet.

PLANUS. Flat.

POLYMORPHOUS. The Greek equivalent of the Latin multiform.

PREPUTIALIS. Situated upon the prepuce.

PROGENITALIS. Situated upon the exposed mucous surfaces of the genitalia.

PUBIS. Located upon the pubic region.

PUNCTATUS. Occurring in dots or points.

RHAGADIFORMIS. Fissured, or tending to produce fissures.

ROSACEUS. Having a rosy or pinkish hue.

RUBER. Red usually dark red in color.

Frederick Dearborn
Dr Frederick Myers DEARBORN (1876-1960)
American homeopath, he directed several hospitals in New York.
Professor of dermatology.
Served as Lieut. Colonel during the 1st World War.
See his book online: American homeopathy in the world war