1 mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained [syn: streak, blotch]
- Rhymes: -ɒtəl
Mottle or mottling is the appearance of uneven, usually yellowish spots on plants. It is usually a symptom of disease or malnutrition. Many plant viruses cause this symptom, some examples being:
Mottling is sometimes used to describe uneven discolored patches on the skin of humans as a result of cutaneous ischemia (lowered blood flow to the surfaces of the skin) or Herpes zoster infections.
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