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angioma

Line breaks: angi|oma
Pronunciation: /ˌandʒɪˈəʊmə
 
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Definition of angioma in English:

noun (plural angiomas or angiomata /-mətə/)

Medicine
An abnormal growth produced by the dilatation or new formation of blood vessels.
Example sentences
  • The physician should check for evidence of chronic alcoholism, including spider angiomata, gynecomastia, enlarged liver, or abnormal blood test results (elevated mean corpuscular volume or g-glutamyl transferase level).
  • The laser can also provide relief for symptoms caused by benign airway tumors such as hamartomas, papillomas, polyps, and angiomas.
  • Fluid-filled cysts or tumors (benign or cancerous) may develop around the angiomas, worsening these symptoms.

Origin

late 19th century: from Greek angeion 'vessel' + -oma.

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