chronic idiopathic xanthomatosis

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an accumulation of excess lipids in the body due to disturbance of lipid metabolism and marked by the formation of foam cells in skin lesions called xanthomas.
xanthomatosis bul´bi fatty degeneration of the cornea due to disorder of lipid metabolism, marked by the presence of xanthomas.
chronic idiopathic xanthomatosis Hand-Schüller-Christian disease.
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chron·ic id·i·o·path·ic xan·tho·ma·to·sis

vague or indefinite term for inherited abnormalities of lipid metabolism leading to xanthoma formation (for example, primary familial xanthomatosis).
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