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Definition of "xanthelasma" [‖Xan•the•las•ma]

  • A deposit of cholesterol on the eyelid. (noun)

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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."
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