Literally meaning: “a state of yellow matter”
Origin: Anc Greek
+(-ωμα)/-oma (suffix denoting “mass growth” or a “complete set of”)
In 1869 by W.F. Smith in 1869 in order to characterize yellow nodules of the skin.
Xanthoma is the buildinh up of certain fats under the surface of the skin as the result om different medical conditions such as hypelipidemia, diabetes, metabolic dysfunction and certain cancers.