xeroderma pigmentosum

[ pig-muhn-toh-suhm ]

  1. a rare inherited disease characterized by sensitivity to ultraviolet light, exposure resulting in lesions and tumors of the skin and eyes.

Origin of xeroderma pigmentosum

1880–85; <New Latin: pigmented xeroderma; see pigment, -ose1

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