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xanthoma

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noun xan·tho·ma \zan-ˈthō-mə\

Medical Definition of xanthoma

plural xanthomas also xanthomata \-mət-ə\play

  1. :  a fatty irregular yellow patch or nodule containing lipid-filled foam cells that occurs on the skin (as of the eyelids, neck, or back) or in internal tissue and is associated especially with disturbances of lipid metabolism




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