\zˈanθəmˌatə͡ʊzɪz], \zˈanθəmˌatəʊzɪz], \z_ˈa_n_θ_ə_m_ˌa_t_əʊ_z_ɪ_z]\
Definitions of XANTHOMATOSES
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A condition of morphologic change in which there is accumulation of lipids in the large foam cells of tissues. It is the cutaneous manifestation of lipidosis in which plasma fatty acids and lipoproteins are quantitatively changed. The xanthomatous eruptions have several different distinct morphologies dependent upon the specific form taken by the disease.
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