Xanthoma
Xanthoma Xan*tho"ma, n. [NL. See {Xantho-}, and {-oma}.] (Med.) A skin disease marked by the development or irregular yellowish patches upon the skin, especially upon the eyelids; -- called also {xanthelasma}. [1913 Webster]

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  • xanthoma — [zan thō′mə] n. pl. xanthomas or xanthomata [zan thō′mə tə] [ XANTH(O) + OMA] a small tumor, esp. of the skin, formed by a deposit of lipids, often in a soft, rounded, yellowish mass xanthomatous [zanthäm′ə təs, zanthō′mətəs] adj …   English World dictionary

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  • xanthoma — /zan thoh meuh/, n., pl. xanthomas, xanthomata / meuh teuh/. Pathol. a yellow papule or nodule in the skin, containing lipid deposits. [1875 80; XANTH + OMA] * * * …   Universalium

  • xanthoma — noun A small, yellow nodule, rich in cholesterol and other lipids, that occurs in the skin, often near a joint See Also: xanthomatosis …   Wiktionary

  • xanthoma — [zan θəʊmə] noun (plural xanthomas or xanthomata mətə) Medicine an irregular yellow patch or nodule on the skin, caused by deposition of lipids. Origin C19: from Gk xanthos yellow + oma …   English new terms dictionary

  • xanthoma — xan·tho·ma …   English syllables

  • xanthoma — n.; pl. xanthomata a yellowish skin lesion associated with any of various disorders of lipid metabolism. There are several types of xanthomata. Tuberous xanthomata are found on the knees and elbows; tendon xanthomata involve the extensor tendons… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • xanthoma — n. (pl. xanthomas or xanthomata) Med. 1 a skin disease characterized by irregular yellow patches. 2 such a patch. Etymology: as XANTHIC + OMA …   Useful english dictionary

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