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molluscum contagiosum

noun molluscum con·ta·gi·o·sum \ -kən-ˌtā-jē-ˈō-səm \

medical Definition of molluscum contagiosum

plural mollusca contagiosa play \-sə\
:a mild chronic disease of the skin caused by a poxvirus (species Molluscum contagiosum virus of the genus Molluscipoxvirus) and characterized by the formation of small nodules with a central opening and contents resembling curd

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