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molluscum contagiosum

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

Medical Definition of molluscum contagiosum

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mollusca contagiosa

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  1. :  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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