elastoma

[ ĭ-lă-stōmə, ē′lă- ]

n.

An inherited disorder of connective tissue characterized by slightly elevated yellowish plaques on the neck, armpits, abdomen, and thighs, associated with angioid streaks of the retina and elastic tissue degeneration in other organs.pseudoxanthoma elasticum

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