Definition of thymoma in English:


Line breaks: thym|oma
Pronunciation: /ˈθʌɪməʊmə

noun (plural thymomas or thymomata /-mətə/)

  • A rare, usually benign tumour arising from thymus tissue and sometimes associated with myasthenia gravis.
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    • Rare cases of thymomas, thymic carcinomas, and lymphomas have been reported.
    • About 45% of thymomas are associated with myasthenia gravis.
    • At this point the differential diagnosis included thymoma, teratoma and lymphoma.


early 20th century: from thymus + -oma.

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