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)
: 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 29 Jan. 2023.

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