noun, plural xan·tho·mas, xan·tho·ma·ta [zan-thoh-muh-tuh] /zænˈθoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.

a yellow papule or nodule in the skin, containing lipid deposits.

Origin of xanthoma

First recorded in 1875–80; xanth- + -oma
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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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n. pl. xan•tho•mas

A yellowish-orange, lipid-filled nodule or plaque in the skin, often on an eyelid or over a joint.
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