[ 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.

Origin of molluscum

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

Related forms

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

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Medicine definitions for molluscous (1 of 2)


[ mə-lŭskəs ]


Of, relating to, or resembling molluscum.

Medicine definitions for molluscous (2 of 2)


[ 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.
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