heliotrope

heliotrope is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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(hēl′ē-ŏ-trōp″)
[L. heliotropium fm Gr hēliotropion, turning towards the sun]

1. A faint purple or pink-purple skin color, e.g., as of rashes in patients with dermatomyositis.
2. Any herb or shrub of the genus Heliotropium.

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