molluscum contagiosum definition

  • noun:
    • A viral infection of the skin or (occasionally) mucous membranes, due to molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV), a DNA poxvirus.
    • a virus illness of the skin marked by round white swellings; transmitted from person to person (most often in children or in adults with impaired protected function)

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