xanthomatosis

Definitions

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

  • noun A metabolic disorder characterized by excessive accumulation of lipids in the body and a resulting spread of xanthomas.

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  • noun medicine A disorder in which excess lipid accumulates in the body and produces xanthomas

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin xanthōma, xanthōmat-, xanthoma (xantho– + –oma) + –osis.]

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From xanthoma +‎ -osis.

Examples

  • CTX, or cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis, is so obscure that even seasoned doctors misdiagnose it.

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  • A xanthoma (or xanthomata or xanthomatosis) (from Greek xanthos,??????,

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