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1. xanthoma

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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the presence in the skin of fatty yellow or brownish plaques or nodules, esp on the eyelids, caused by a disorder of lipid metabolism

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nounWord forms: plural xanˈthomas or xanˈthomata (zænˈθoʊmətə ; zant hōˈmətə)
a small tumor, esp. of the skin, formed by a deposit of lipids, often in a soft, rounded, yellowish mass

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n. pl. xan·tho·mas or xan·tho·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A yellowish-orange, lipid-filled nodule or papule in the skin, often on an eyelid or over a joint.

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