1. xanthoma

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.


  • cholesterosis cutis
  • disease of the skin
  • xanthelasma
  • skin disease
  • xanthoma multiplex
  • lipoid granulomatosis
  • skin disorder
  • xanthomatosis
  • xanthoma disseminatum

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Example sentences of the word xanthoma

1. Adjective
Xanthelasma belong to a group of cholesterol skin deposits know as xanthoma 3.

2. Noun, singular or mass
A xanthoma does not pose a health risk unless it grows large enough to impede breathing, vision or other bodily functions.

3. Proper noun, singular
According to Dr. Laftah, “50 percent of patients with xanthelasma and xanthoma have underlying raised cholesterol or triglyceride levels.”