- a yellow papule or nodule in the skin, containing lipid deposits.
Origin of xanthoma
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Examples from the Web for xanthoma
The macular or flat (xanthoma planum) and the tubercular (xanthoma tuberculatum or tuberosum).
In some instances both varieties (xanthoma multiplex) are seen in the same individual.
In some cases (xanthoma diabeticorum) of general xanthoma diabetes is the causative factor.
- 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
- A yellowish-orange, lipid-filled nodule or plaque in the skin, often on an eyelid or over a joint.