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