xanthomatosis

[n] - widespread xanthomas (especially on elbows and knees)
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Xanthomatosis

a condition in which fatty deposits occur in various parts of the body, possibly leading to atherosclerosis
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Xanthomatosis

Xanthomatosis: A condition in which fatty deposits occur in various parts of the body. These fatty deposits are called xanthomas or xanthomata and appear as yellowish firm nodules in the skin. Xanthomas are in themselves a harmless growth of tissue. However, they frequently indicate the presence of underlying diseases such as diabetes and disorders...
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xanthomatosis

<dermatology, pathology> An accumulation of an excess of lipids in the body due to disturbance of lipid metabolism and marked by the formation of foam cells in skin lesions. ... (16 Dec 1997) ...
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xanthomatosis

xanthoma multiplex noun widespread xanthomas (especially on elbows and knees); often associated with a disorder of lipid metabolism
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xanthomatosis

(zan″tho-mә-to´sis) any of various conditions marked by the presence of xanthomas. xanthomatosis bulbi fatty degeneration of the cornea due to disordered lipid metabolism and presence of xanthomas. chronic idiopathic xanthomatosis Hand-Schüller-...
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xanthomatosis

Type: Term Pronunciation: zan′thō-mă-tō′sis Definitions: 1. Widespread xanthomas, especially on the elbows and knees, that sometimes affect mucous membranes and are sometimes associated with metabolic disturbances. Synonyms: lipid granulomatosis, lipoid granulomatosis, xanthoma multiplex
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