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[zan-thoh-muh] /zænˈθoʊ mə/
noun, plural xanthomas, xanthomata
[zan-thoh-muh-tuh] /zænˈθoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
a yellow papule or nodule in the skin, containing lipid deposits.
Origin of xanthoma
First recorded in 1875-80; xanth- + -oma Unabridged
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(pathol) the presence in the skin of fatty yellow or brownish plaques or nodules, esp on the eyelids, caused by a disorder of lipid metabolism
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xanthoma in Medicine

xanthoma xan·tho·ma (zān-thō'mə)
n. pl. xan·tho·mas or xan·tho·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A yellowish-orange, lipid-filled nodule or plaque in the skin, often on an eyelid or over a joint.

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