Definition of "xanthelasma" [‖Xan•the•las•ma]
- (noun) A deposit of cholesterol on the eyelid.
Use "xanthelasma" in a sentence
- "Studies have shown that higher levels of lipids, or fats, in the blood can cause some people to develop raised yellow patches of skin around the eyelids, known as xanthelasma."
- "Last year an Italian researcher reported that he spotted clear signs of xanthelasma around Mona Lisa's left eye."
- "Over all, men who had xanthelasma had a 12 percent higher risk of heart disease, compared with those who did not, and women who developed the condition had an 8 percent rise in risk."