Definition of papilloma in English:

papilloma

Syllabification: pap·il·lo·ma
Pronunciation: /ˌpapəˈlōmə
 
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noun (plural papillomas or papillomata /-mətə/)

Medicine
  • A small wartlike growth on the skin or on a mucous membrane, derived from the epidermis and usually benign.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

mid 19th century: from papilla + -oma.

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