Definition of desmoid in English:


Syllabification: des·moid
Pronunciation: /ˈdezmoid


  • Denoting a type of fibrous tumor of muscle and connective tissue, typically in the abdomen.
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    • In the first part of the study, BMPs were found in both fibrous dysplasia and desmoid tumors.
    • Desmoplastic fibroma may also resemble the desmoid tumor of soft tissue when the latter infiltrates bone.
    • In one fragment, skeletal muscle appeared to be infiltrated by this process, consistent with that seen in desmoid tumor.


mid 19th century: from Greek desmos 'bond' or desmē 'bundle' + -oid.

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