Definition of myxoma in English:

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myxoma

Pronunciation: /mɪkˈsəʊmə/

noun (plural myxomas or myxomata /mɪkˈsəʊmətə/)

Medicine
A benign tumour of connective tissue containing mucus or gelatinous material.
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: /mɪkˈsɒmətəs/
adjective
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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