Black or dark spots can be detected when someone undergoes imaging test that can include CT scans and MRIs. These dark spots, which are abnormal tissue matter, are referred to as a brain lesion, according to Mayo Clinic.... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Cat World explains that black spots that appear in a cat's mouth are caused by an increase in the number of melanocytes, or pigment producing cells. This harmless condition is commonly called "orange cat lentigo" due to ... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Black spot on roses is the result of a persistent fungus, Diplocarpon rosae, that invades rose bushes, especially in wet weather. The disease is progressive and will cause all leaves to drop from the plant. More »

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