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mucinosis

Pronunciation: myu'si-no'sis

Definition: A condition in which mucin is present in the skin in excessive amounts, or in abnormal distribution; classified as: metabolic mucinosis, diffuse or pretibial myxedema, lichen myxedematosus, gargoylism; secondary mucinosis, degeneration in tumors; localized mucinosis, follicular, papular, plaquelike, focal, and myxoid or synovial cyst.

[mucin + G. -osis, condition]

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