Definitions

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  • n. A yellowish discolouration of tissues undergoing degeneration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The yellow discoloration often observed in cancerous tumors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, a yellowish discoloration, especially that sometimes seen in cancerous tumors.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an abnormal yellow discoloration of the skin

Etymologies

From xantho- + -osis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In a notecard offered there, Alpha explains: "Citrinitas, or sometimes referred to as xanthosis is a term given by 15th and 16th century alchemists to "yellowness."

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  • After that such words as xanthosis, vivisepulture, autochonous, ursprache and serrifine, to name a few, were winning words.

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