Yellowing of the skin without yellowing of the eyes. In jaundice there is yellowing of both the skin and the whites of the eyes. Xanthosis is associated sometimes with malignancies.
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A yellowish discoloration of degenerating tissues, especially seen in malignant neoplasms. [xantho- + G. -osis, condition]

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xan·tho·sis (zan-thoґsis) a yellowish discoloration; degeneration with yellowish pigmentation.

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