xanthoma

Localized lesion of subcutaneous tissues in which there is an accumulation of cholesterol-filled macrophages. Characteristic of primary biliary cirrhosis.

xanthoma

[n] - a skin problem marked by the development (on the eyelids and neck and back) of irregular yellow nodules
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Xanthoma

Xanthoma: Yellowish firm nodules in the skin frequently indicating underlying disease, such as diabetes, disorder of fats (lipid disorder or hyperlipidemia), or other conditions. A xanthoma is a kind of harmless growth of tissue. Under the microscope, a xanthoma can be seen to be composed of lipid-laden foam cells. These cells, termed histiocytes, ...
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Xanthoma

Xan·tho'ma noun [ New Latin See Xantho- , and -oma .] (Medicine) A skin disease marked by the development or irregular yellowish patches upon the skin, especially upon the eyelids; -- called also xanthelasma .
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xanthoma

<dermatology> A benign lesion composed of lipid laden foam cells, which are histiocytes containing cytoplasmic lipid material. Also called xanthelasma and causes yellow lesions under the skin. ... (09 Mar 1998) ...
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xanthoma

noun a skin problem marked by the development (on the eyelids and neck and back) of irregular yellow nodules; sometimes attributable to disturbances of cholesterol metabolism
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xanthoma

(zan-tho´mә) a benign tumor composed of lipid-laden foam cells (histiocytes containing lipid material). The most common types are in the skin, but xanthomas also appear elsewhere in the body, such as in bones, the heart, blood vessels, the liver, or other organs. adj., xantho´matous., adj.
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Xanthoma

• (n.) A skin disease marked by the development or irregular yellowish patches upon the skin, especially upon the eyelids; -- called also xanthelasma.
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xanthoma

(xanth- + -oma) a tumour composed of lipid-laden foam cells, which are histiocytes containing cytoplasmic lipid material. Called also xanthelasma.
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Xanthoma

Xanthoma is a skin disease characterised by irregular yellowish patches on the eyelids and neck.
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xanthoma

Type: Term Pronunciation: zan-thō′mă Definitions: 1. A yellow nodule or plaque, especially of the skin, composed of lipid-laden histiocytes.
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Xanthoma

Xanthomas are caused by the deposition of the lipids in dermal macrophages, forming yellow-pink lesions visible to the eye. They are associated with hyperlipidemia.
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Xanthoma

A yellow papule, nodule, or plaque composed of lipid-laden histiocytes (macrophages in connective tissue). Often associated with hyperlipidemia.
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Xanthoma

A xanthoma (pl. xanthomas or xanthomata) (condition: xanthomatosis), from Greek xanthos, ξανθος, `yellow`, is a deposition of yellowish cholesterol-rich material in tendons or other body parts in various disease states. They are cutaneous manifestations of lipidosis in which there is an accumulation of lipids in large foam cells within the.....
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Xanthoma

Firm, yellowish nodules that occur in skin, which is usually indicative of an underlying illness, like diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and so on.
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xanthoma

disease characterized by yellow patches on the skin
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