[ muh-luhs-kuh m ]
/ məˈlʌs kəm /

noun, plural mol·lus·ca [muh-luhs-kuh] /məˈlʌs kə/. Pathology.

any of various skin conditions characterized by soft, rounded tumors.

Nearby words

  1. mollusc,
  2. mollusca,
  3. molluscan,
  4. molluscoid,
  5. molluscous,
  6. molluscum contagiosum,
  7. mollusk,
  8. mollusks,
  9. mollweide projection,
  10. molly

Origin of molluscum

1805–15; < New Latin, Latin: fungus, noun use of neuter of molluscus soft; akin to mollis soft

Related formsmol·lus·cous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for molluscous

Medicine definitions for molluscous


[ mə-lŭskəs ]


Of, relating to, or resembling molluscum.


[ mə-lŭskəm ]

n. pl. mol•lus•ca (-kə)

Any of various skin diseases marked by the occurrence of soft spherical tumors on the face or the body.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.