Definition of lipoma in English:

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Pronunciation: /liˈpōmə/
Pronunciation: /līˈpōmə/

noun (plural lipomas or lipomata /-mətə/)

A benign tumor of fatty tissue.
Example sentences
  • If a dog had a benign tumour like a lipoma that needed to be removed because it was causing discomfort, I'd likely go ahead with it on most dogs, unless they were extremely old for their breed and/or didn't tolerate surgery well.
  • You should feel subcutaneous nodules to see if they are soft like lipomas, hard like fibromas and malignant tumors, or tender, as in superficial abscesses or hematomas.
  • They are the third most common primary cardiac tumors after myxomas and lipomas, accounting for 7% of all primary cardiac tumors.



Pronunciation: /-mətəs/
Example sentences
  • In at least 2 cases, the possibility of a malignant lipomatous tumor could not be excluded.
  • Chondroid lipoma is a rare, benign variant of lipomatous tumor that can mimic soft tissue sarcomas.
  • In one unique carcinoma, extensive lipomatous metaplasia was observed.

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Syllabification: li·po·ma

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