Definition of papilloma in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpapəˈlōmə/

noun (plural papillomas or papillomata /-mətə/)

A small wartlike growth on the skin or on a mucous membrane, derived from the epidermis and usually benign.
Example sentences
  • Surface epithelial neoplasms consist of squamous cell papillomas, transitional cell papillomas, and papillary adenomas.
  • The laser can also provide relief for symptoms caused by benign airway tumors such as hamartomas, papillomas, polyps, and angiomas.
  • Epidermoid cysts, squamous papillomas, and fibroepithelial polyps do not usually present differential diagnostic difficulties.


Mid 19th century: from papilla + -oma.

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Syllabification: pap·il·lo·ma

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