What does xanthelasma mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. xanthelasma(noun)

    xanthoma of the eyelids; occurs chiefly in the elderly


  1. xanthelasma(Noun)

    A deposit of cholesterol on the eyelid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Xanthelasma(noun)

    see Xanthoma

  2. Origin: [NL.; Gr. xanqo`s yellow + 'e`lasma a metal plate.]


  1. Xanthelasma

    Xanthelasma is a sharply demarcated yellowish deposit of fat underneath the skin, usually on or around the eyelids. While they are neither harmful nor painful, these minor growths may be disfiguring and can be removed. They are common in people of Asian origin and those from the Mediterranean region. Because of the hereditary component, they may or may not indicate high blood levels of cholesterol. Where there is no family history of xanthelasmata, they usually indicate high cholesterol and may correlate with a risk of atheromatous disease. A xanthelasma may instead be referred to as a xanthoma when becoming larger and nodular, assuming tumorous proportions. Still, xanthelasma is often classified simply as a subtype of xanthoma.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of xanthelasma in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of xanthelasma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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