[muh-luhs-kuh m]

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

Medicine definitions for molluscum



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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