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/ 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 molluscummol·lus·cous, adjective
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Medical definitions for molluscum
[ mə-lŭs′kəm ]
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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