Definition of fibroadenoma in English:

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fibroadenoma

Pronunciation: /ˌfʌɪbrəʊadɪˈnəʊmə/

noun (plural fibroadenomas or fibroadenomata /ˌfʌɪbrəʊadɪˈnəʊmətə/)

Medicine
A tumour formed of mixed fibrous and glandular tissue, typically occurring as a benign growth in the breast.
Example sentences
  • There are benign breast tumors called fibroadenomas (some women call the ‘fibroids’), which are part of the fibrocystic tendencies.
  • Benign lumps can be caused by cysts (sacs of fluid which build up in the breast tissue) or fibroadenomas (solid growths made up of fibrous and glandular tissue).
  • Among benign breast tumors, fibroadenomas were the most common.
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