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xanthoma

noun xan·tho·ma \ zan-ˈthō-mə \

medical Definition of xanthoma

plural xanthomas also xanthomata play \-mət-ə\
: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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