Definition of papilloma in English:


Line breaks: pap¦il|loma
Pronunciation: /ˌpapɪˈləʊmə

noun (plural papillomas or papillomata /-mətə/)

  • A small wart-like growth on the skin or on a mucous membrane, derived from the epidermis and usually benign.
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    • 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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