One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Molluscum contagiosum. Now historical.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Fagge (1838–1883), physician. From scientific Latin molluscum sebaceum from post-classical Latin molluscum + post-classical Latin sebaceum, neuter of sebaceus.
molluscum sebaceum/məˌlʌskəm səˈbeɪsɪəm/
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