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xanthosis

 [zan-tho´sis]
yellowish discoloration; degeneration with yellowish pigmentation.

xan·tho·sis

(zan-thō'sis),
A yellowish discoloration of degenerating tissues, especially seen in malignant neoplasms.
[xantho- + G. -osis, condition]

xanthosis

/xan·tho·sis/ (zan-tho´sis) yellowish discoloration; degeneration with yellowish pigmentation.

xanthosis

[zanthō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, xanthos + osis, condition
1 a yellowish discoloration sometimes seen in degenerating tissues of malignant diseases.
2 See xanthomatosis.
3 a reversible yellow discoloration of the skin most commonly caused by the ingestion of large amounts of yellow or orange leafy vegetables containing carotene pigment. The antimalarial drug quinacrine, if taken over a prolonged period, may produce a similar skin color. Xanthosis may be differentiated clinically from jaundice because the sclerae are colored yellow in jaundice but are not discolored in xanthosis. Also called carotenosis. See also carotenemia.

xan·tho·sis

(zan-thō'sis)
A yellowish discoloration of degenerating tissues, especially seen in malignant neoplasms.
A yellowish discoloration of degenerating tissues, especially seen in malignant neoplasms.
[xantho- + G. -osis, condition]

xanthosis (zan·thōˑ·sis),

n 1., a yellowish discoloration typically observed in deteriorating tissues; results from a malignant condition.
2., an atypical condition distinguished by accumulation of yellowish fatty tissue in the reticuloendothelial system, internal organs, and skin. The condi-tion could be related to paraproteinemia, hyperlipoproteinemia, lipoid storage disorders, or additional atypical conditions associated with adipose tissue. Also called
xanthomatosis.

xan·tho·sis

(zan-thō'sis)
A yellowish discoloration of degenerating tissues, especially seen in malignant neoplasms.
[xantho- + G. -osis, condition]

xanthosis (zanthō´sis),

n 1. a yellowish discoloration sometimes seen in degenerating tissues of malignant diseases.
n 2. also called carotenosis, a reversible yellow discoloration of the skin most commonly caused by the ingestion of large amounts of yellow vegetables containing carotene pigment, usually in the form of carrot juice. It may be differentiated clinically from jaundice because the sclerae are colored yellow in jaundice but are not discolored in xanthosis.

xanthosis

yellowish discoloration; degeneration with yellowish pigmentation.