- 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
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Examples from the Web for molluscous
In 1804, Lamarck classed them among the molluscous cephalopods.The Ocean World:
Their food consists of spawn, insects, and molluscous animals.The Desert World
It is also applied to imitations of such stones in glass, called “pastes,” or on the shells of molluscous animals.
Large jars were filling apace with the bodies of rare birds, fishes, quadrupeds and reptiles, as well as molluscous animals.Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2
Maria R. Audubon
She felt Norie still hankered after him, but perhaps kept him at bay partly because of her mother's molluscous clingings—No!Mrs. Warren's Daughter
Sir Harry Johnston
- Of, relating to, or resembling molluscum.
- Any of various skin diseases marked by the occurrence of soft spherical tumors on the face or the body.
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