Molluscum
Molluscum Mol*lus"cum, n. [NL. See {Mollusk}.] (Med.) A cutaneous disease characterized by numerous tumors, of various forms, filled with a thick matter; -- so called from the resemblance of the tumors to some molluscous animals. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

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  • molluscum — [ mɔlyskɔm ] n. m. • 1846; mot lat. « nœud de l érable » ♦ Méd. Petite tumeur fibreuse de la peau. Des molluscums. ● molluscum nom masculin (latin molluscum, nœud de l érable) Molluscum contagiosum, petite tumeur cutanée bénigne, d origine virale …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • molluscum — MOLLÚSCUM s.n. (med.) Tumoare fibroasă a pielii. [< fr., lat. molluscum]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 14.06.2005. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • Molluscum — (Med.), s. Schwammgeschwulst …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • MOLLUSCUM — aceris tuber. Vide supra Acer …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • molluscum — A disease marked by the occurrence of soft rounded tumors of the skin. [L. molluscus, soft] m. contagiosum SYN: Molluscipoxvirus. * * * mol·lus·cum mə ləs kəm n, pl ca kə any of several skin diseases marked by soft pulpy nodules esp …   Medical dictionary

  • molluscum — (mol lu skom ) s. m. Terme de médecine. Nom donné à des tumeurs qui peuvent se résorber sans ulcération, mais qui plus souvent s ulcèrent. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. molluscum, noeud de l érable, appliqué à ce genre de tumeur …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • molluscum — noun any skin disease characterized by soft pulpy nodules • Hypernyms: ↑skin disease, ↑disease of the skin, ↑skin disorder • Hyponyms: ↑molluscum contagiosum …   Useful english dictionary

  • molluscum — molluscous, adj. /meuh lus keuhm/, n., pl. mollusca / keuh/. Pathol. any of various skin conditions characterized by soft, rounded tumors. [1805 15; < NL, L: fungus, n. use of neut. of molluscus soft; akin to mollis soft] * * * …   Universalium

  • molluscum — noun Any of various skin diseases marked by soft, pulpy nodules or tumors …   Wiktionary

  • Molluscum — Mollụs|cum [zu lat. molluscus = weich, schwammartig] s; s, ...s|ca: weiche Geschwulst der Haut bzw. mit der Bildung von epithelialen Geschwülsten einhergehende Hautkrankheit. Mollụs|cum con|tagio̱|sum: = Epithelioma contagiosum. Mollụs|cum… …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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