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carotenosis cutis

Pronunciation: kar′ō-te-nō′sis kyū′tis

Definition: A harmless, reversible yellow coloration of the skin caused by an increase in carotene content; the sclera is not involved.

Synonym(s): carotenoderma, carotinosis cutis

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