Molluscous

molluscum

[muh-luhs-kuhm]
noun, plural mollusca [muh-luhs-kuh] . Pathology.
any of various skin conditions characterized by soft, rounded tumors.

Origin:
1805–15; < Neo-Latin, Latin: fungus, noun use of neuter of molluscus soft; akin to mollis soft

molluscous, adjective
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molluscous mol·lus·cous (mə-lŭs'kəs)
adj.
Of, relating to, or resembling molluscum.

molluscum mol·lus·cum (mə-lŭs'kəm)
n. pl. mol·lus·ca (-kə)
Any of various skin diseases marked by the occurrence of soft spherical tumors on the face or the body.

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