Molluscum definition

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Any of various skin diseases in which soft spherical tumors form on the face or the body.
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Any of various skin diseases in which soft spherical tumors form on the face or the body.
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(medicine) Any of various skin diseases marked by soft, pulpy nodules or tumors.
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Origin of molluscum

  • Latin a kind of fungus from neuter of molluscus soft mollusk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin molluscum

    From Wiktionary