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xanthoma

[zan-thoh-muh]
noun, plural xan·tho·mas, xan·tho·ma·ta [zan-thoh-muh-tuh] /zænˈθoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
  1. a yellow papule or nodule in the skin, containing lipid deposits.
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Origin of xanthoma

First recorded in 1875–80; xanth- + -oma
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Examples from the Web for xanthoma

Historical Examples of xanthoma

  • The macular or flat (xanthoma planum) and the tubercular (xanthoma tuberculatum or tuberosum).

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

  • In some instances both varieties (xanthoma multiplex) are seen in the same individual.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

  • In some cases (xanthoma diabeticorum) of general xanthoma diabetes is the causative factor.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon


British Dictionary definitions for xanthoma

xanthoma

noun
  1. 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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xanthoma in Medicine

xanthoma

(zăn-thōmə)
n. pl. xan•tho•mas
  1. A yellowish-orange, lipid-filled nodule or plaque in the skin, often on an eyelid or over a joint.
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