molluscum contagiosum

[kən-tā′jē-ōsəm]

n.

An infectious disease of the skin caused by a virus of the family Poxviridae and characterized by the appearance of small, pearly, umbilicated papular epithelial lesions containing many inclusion bodies.

Nearby words

  1. mollusca,
  2. molluscan,
  3. molluscoid,
  4. molluscous,
  5. molluscum,
  6. mollusk,
  7. mollusks,
  8. mollweide projection,
  9. molly,
  10. molly maguire


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