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fibroma

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Pronunciation: /fʌɪˈbrəʊmə
 
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Definition of fibroma in English:

noun (plural fibromas or fibromata /-mətə/)

Medicine
A benign fibrous tumour 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.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin fibra (see fibre) + -oma.

Derivatives

fibromatous

1
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.

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