xanthosis

n.

1857, Modern Latin, from Greek xanthos (see xanthous) + -osis.


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Medicine definitions for xanthosis

xanthosis

[zăn-thōsĭs]

n.

A yellowish discoloration of degenerating tissues, especially seen in malignant neoplasms.
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