molluscum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n molluscum any skin disease characterized by soft pulpy nodules
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Molluscum (Med) A cutaneous disease characterized by numerous tumors, of various forms, filled with a thick matter; -- so called from the resemblance of the tumors to some molluscous animals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n molluscum In pathology, a term applied to certain soft cutaneous tumors of slow growth without constitutional symptoms.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Mollusk

Usage

In literature:

Below each scapula there were tumors of the nature of fibroma molluscum.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
In some cases molluscum fibrosum is associated with pigmentation of the skin and with multiple tumours of the nerve-trunks.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
It is to be differentiated from molluscum fibrosum, warts and acne.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
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