One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(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.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in William Dorland (1864–1956), obstetrician. After German Pseudoxanthoma.
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