1chiefly technical Of a violet colour: the fruiting body is pink or violaceous
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- A 40-year-old man presented with a violaceous-rimmed ulceration on his inner thigh.
- Gottron's papules, violaceous papules overlying the dorsal interphalangeal or metacarpophalangeal areas, elbow or knee joints, occur in approximately 70 percent of patients with dermatomyositis.
- Lividity is distributed dorsally, is the usual violaceous color, and blanches with light pressure.
Mid 17th century: from Latin violaceus (from viola 'violet') + -ous.
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