Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
n. pl. mol·lus·ca (-kə)
Any of various skin diseases in which soft spherical tumors form on the face or the body.
[Latin, a kind of fungus, from neuter of molluscus, soft; see mollusk.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Medicine) a skin condition that manifests itself in the form of swollen protuberances
2. (Medicine) a swollen protuberance on the skin
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||molluscum - any skin disease characterized by soft pulpy nodules|
molluscum contagiosum - a virus disease of the skin marked by round white swellings; transmitted from person to person (most often in children or in adults with impaired immune function)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.