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lipoma

Line breaks: lip¦oma
Pronunciation: /lɪˈpəʊmə
 
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Definition of lipoma in English:

noun (plural lipomas or lipomata /-mətə/)

Medicine
A benign tumour of fatty tissue.
Example sentences
  • If a dog had a benign tumour like a lipoma that needed to be removed because it was causing discomfort, I'd likely go ahead with it on most dogs, unless they were extremely old for their breed and/or didn't tolerate surgery well.
  • You should feel subcutaneous nodules to see if they are soft like lipomas, hard like fibromas and malignant tumors, or tender, as in superficial abscesses or hematomas.
  • They are the third most common primary cardiac tumors after myxomas and lipomas, accounting for 7% of all primary cardiac tumors.

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