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molluscum

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

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

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Origin of molluscum

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

OTHER WORDS FROM molluscum

mol·lus·cous, adjective
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Medical definitions for molluscum

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.
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