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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A yellowish-orange, lipid-filled nodule or papule in the skin, often on an eyelid or over a joint.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A connective-tissue new growth in the skin, forming soft yellow patches, either flat (xanthoma planum) or tuberculated (xanthoma tuberosum).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine A small, yellow nodule, rich in cholesterol and other lipids, that occurs in the skin, often near a joint

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

  • 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

Etymologies

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From xantho- + -oma.

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