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Medical Term:

molluscum body


Definition: a distinctive cytoplasmic spheric body in the lesions of molluscum contagiosum caused by a member of the family Poxviridae; it consists of degenerated cytoplasm and the virus.

Synonym(s): molluscum corpuscle

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