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A disorder characterized by yellowish, atrophic patches on the skin, most commonly of the shins, often found in association with diabetes.
1930s; earliest use found in Journal of the American Medical Association. Shortened from scientific Latin necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum from necrobiosis + lipoidica, feminine of lipoidicus + diabeticorum, genitive plural of post-classical Latin diabeticus.
necrobiosis lipoidica/ˌnɛkrə(ʊ)bʌɪˈəʊsɪs lɪˈpɔɪdɪkə/
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