skin patch

skin patch
skin patch n patch (1b)

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  • patch test — Med. a test for suspected allergy by application to the skin of a patch impregnated with an allergen: allergic reaction is indicated by redness at the site of application. [1930 35] * * * Controlled application of biological or chemical… …   Universalium

  • patch — 1. A small circumscribed area differing in color or structure from the surrounding surface. 2. In dermatology, a flat area greater than 1.0 cm in diameter. 3. An intermediate stage in the formation of a cap …   Medical dictionary

  • patch — /pætʃ / (say pach) noun 1. a piece of material used to mend a hole or break, or strengthen a weak place: a patch on a sail. 2. a piece of material used to cover or protect a wound, an injured part, etc.: a patch over the eye. 3. any of the pieces …  

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  • patch — patch1 [pach] n. [ME pacche, prob. var. of peche, a piece < OFr pieche, var. of pece, piece,PIECE] 1. a piece of material applied to cover or mend a hole or tear or to strengthen a weak spot 2. a dressing applied to a wound or sore 3. a pad or …   English World dictionary

  • patch — ► NOUN 1) a piece of material used to mend a hole or strengthen a weak point. 2) a small area differing in colour, composition, or texture from its surroundings. 3) a small plot of land: a cabbage patch. 4) Brit. informal a brief period of time:… …   English terms dictionary

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