molluscum contagiosum

molluscum con·​ta·​gi·​o·​sum | \ -kən-ˌtā-jē-ˈō-səm How to pronounce molluscum contagiosum (audio) \
plural mollusca contagiosa\ -​sə How to pronounce molluscum contagiosum (audio) \

Medical Definition of molluscum contagiosum

: 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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“Molluscum contagiosum.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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