molluscum definition

  • noun:
    • any one of different skin diseases for which smooth spherical tumors form regarding face or any other part of the body.
    • any one of various skin diseases marked by soft, pulpy nodules or tumors
    • A cutaneous infection described as many tumors, of numerous kinds, full of a thick matter; -- so-called from resemblance associated with the tumors to some molluscous creatures.
    • In pathology, a term applied to particular soft cutaneous tumors of slow development without constitutional symptoms.
    • any skin condition described as soft pulpy nodules

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