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xanthoma

[ zan-thoh-muh ]
/ z忙n藞胃o蕣 m蓹 /
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noun, plural xan路tho路mas, xan路tho路ma路ta [zan-thoh-muh-tuh]. /z忙n藞胃o蕣 m蓹 t蓹/. Pathology.
a yellow papule or nodule in the skin, containing lipid deposits.
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Origin of xanthoma

First recorded in 1875鈥80; xanth- + -oma
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British Dictionary definitions for xanthoma

xanthoma
/ (z忙n藞胃蓹蕣m蓹) /

noun
pathol the presence in the skin of fatty yellow or brownish plaques or nodules, esp on the eyelids, caused by a disorder of lipid metabolism
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Medical definitions for xanthoma

xanthoma
[ z膬n-th艒m蓹 ]

n. pl. xan鈥ho鈥as
A yellowish-orange, lipid-filled nodule or plaque in the skin, often on an eyelid or over a joint.
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