xanthoma

noun

xan·​tho·​ma zan-ˈthō-mə How to pronounce xanthoma (audio)
plural xanthomas also xanthomata -mət-ə How to pronounce xanthoma (audio)
: 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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“Xanthoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/xanthoma. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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