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molluscum contagiosum

División en sílabas: mol·lus·cum con·ta·gi·o·sum
Pronunciación: /mäˌləskəm kənˌtājēˈōsəm
 
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Definición de molluscum contagiosum en inglés:

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Medicine
A chronic viral disorder of the skin characterized by groups of small, smooth, painless pinkish nodules with a central depression, that yield a milky fluid when squeezed.
Example sentences
  • Waxy, painless, skin-colored bumps called molluscum contagiosum, are also caused by a virus.
  • In addition to infections with Staphylococcus aureus and rarely with Herpes simplex, children with atopic eczema are also susceptible to common warts and molluscum contagiosum.
  • The papules may enlarge to form nodules and plaques, umbilicate to mimic molluscum contagiosum, or progress to shallow ulcerations.

Origen

early 19th century: from Latin molluscum (as a noun denoting a kind of fungus), neuter of molluscus + contagiosum (neuter of contagiosus 'contagious').

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