Definition of myxoma in English:

myxoma

Syllabification: myx·o·ma
Pronunciation: /mikˈsōmə
 
/

noun (plural myxomas or myxomata /-mətə/)

Medicine
  • A benign tumor of connective tissue containing mucous or gelatinous material.
    More example sentences
    • They are the third most common primary cardiac tumors after myxomas and lipomas, accounting for 7% of all primary cardiac tumors.
    • The most common benign intracardiac tumors are myxomas.
    • Searching for the source of embolic material resulted in the discovery of a cardiac myxoma in the left atrium.

Derivatives

myxomatous

Pronunciation: /-mətəs/
adjective
More example sentences
  • The embolic material can be either myxomatous fragments of tumor or thrombi from the tumor surface.
  • The cut surface of the tumor was white and firm, although myxomatous areas were also present at the center of the tumor.
  • The tumor showed areas of fibrillar collagenous bands and myxomatous degeneration.

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