Definition of pseudoxanthoma in English:

pseudoxanthoma

noun

Medicine
  • (In full "pseudoxanthoma elasticum") a genetic disorder of elastic tissue leading to the formation of soft, yellowish papules and plaques in the skin, angioid streaks in the retina, and cardiovascular disease.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in William Dorland (1864–1956), obstetrician. After German Pseudoxanthoma.