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xanthosis xan·tho·sis (zān-thō'sĭs)
n.
A yellowish discoloration of degenerating tissues, especially seen in malignant neoplasms.

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carotenemia

yellow skin discoloration caused by excess blood carotene; it may follow overeating of such carotenoid-rich foods as carrots, sweet potatoes, or oranges

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