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paper money skin

paper money skin image from New Medical Terms

paper money with short threads simulated by skin with superficial capillaries

DERMATOLOGY

A descriptive term for the small randomly scattered subcutaneous blood vessels seen on the upper arms of patients with liver failure, and in healed lesions of pyoderma gangrenosum, which bear a remarkable likeness to the fine threads incorporated in US paper currency to reduce counterfeiting. 

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