Definition of fibroma in English:

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fibroma

Pronunciation: /fīˈbrōmə/

noun (plural fibromas or fibromata /-mətə/)

Medicine
A benign fibrous tumor of connective tissue.
Example sentences
  • Lipomas, hemangiomas, neuromas, and fibromas are benign neoplasms that occur in the neck.
  • Sebaceous cysts, fibromas, papillomas, adenomas, sarcomas, carcinomas, and melanomas also have been reported.
  • Desmoplastic fibroma is generally classified as a benign tumor and has not been shown to metastasize.

Derivatives

fibromatous

Pronunciation: /fīˈbrōmətəs/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Fibrosarcoma of the ovary is a rare tumor that is considered to arise de novo or secondary to benign fibromatous tumors.
  • The stroma is most commonly scant but may be prominent and can occasionally be fibromatous, edematous, or myxoid.
  • Histopathology demonstrated glands that were neither crowded nor complex, with intervening fibromatous stroma that contained occasional endometrial stromal cells.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin fibra (see fiber) + -oma.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: fi·bro·ma

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