Condyloma: Wartlike growths around the anus, vulva, or glans penis. There are three major types of condyloma, each of which is sexually transmitted: condyloma acuminatum (warts around the vulva), condyloma latum (a form of secondary syphilis), and condyloma subcutaneum (also known as molluscum contagiosum).
- Condyloma latum
Condyloma latum: A form of the secondary stage of syphilis, characterized by wartlike growths around the anus.
- Condyloma subcutaneum
Condyloma subcutaneum: A sexually transmitted disorder characterized by wartlike growths around the anus and genitals that is caused by the virus poxvirus. Also known as molluscum contagiosum.
Cone: A type of specialized light-sensitive cell (photoreceptor) in the retina of the eye that provides color vision and sharp central vision. By contrast, the rods are the retinal photoreceptors that provide side vision and the ability to see objects in dim light (night vision).
- Cone dystrophy
Cone dystrophy: A disease of the cones, the specialized light-sensitive cells that act as photoreceptors in the retina of the eye, providing color vision and sharp central vision. The cone dystrophies are a form of genetic macular degeneration characterized by progressive deterioration of the cones that leads to the distinctive triad of photophobia, loss of […]
- Cone snail
Cone snail: A fishing-eating snail (Conidae) that inhabits tropical coral reefs and produces toxins that immobilize their prey. See also: Conotoxin.