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molluscum

[muh-luhs-kuh m] /məˈlʌs kəm/
noun, plural mollusca
[muh-luhs-kuh] /məˈlʌs kə/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
1.
any of various skin conditions characterized by soft, rounded tumors.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Neo-Latin, Latin: fungus, noun use of neuter of molluscus soft; akin to mollis soft
Related forms
molluscous, adjective
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molluscum in Medicine

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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