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desmoid Syllabification: des·moid
Pronunciation: /ˈdezmoid/

Definition of desmoid in English:


Denoting a type of fibrous tumor of muscle and connective tissue, typically in the abdomen.
Example sentences
  • In the first part of the study, BMPs were found in both fibrous dysplasia and desmoid tumors.
  • Desmoplastic fibroma may also resemble the desmoid tumor of soft tissue when the latter infiltrates bone.
  • In one fragment, skeletal muscle appeared to be infiltrated by this process, consistent with that seen in desmoid tumor.


Mid 19th century: from Greek desmos 'bond' or desmē 'bundle' + -oid.

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