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desmoid

[dez-moid] /ˈdɛz mɔɪd/
adjective, Anatomy, Zoology
1.
resembling a fascia or fibrous sheet.
2.
resembling a ligament; ligamentous.
noun
3.
Pathology. a firm and tough tumor of nonmetastasizing, fibrous tissue.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Greek desm(ós) (see desmid) + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for desmoid

desmoid

/ˈdɛsmɔɪd/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) resembling a tendon or ligament
noun
2.
(pathol) a very firm tumour of connective tissue
Word Origin
C19: from Greek desmos band + -oid; see desmid
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desmoid in Medicine

desmoid des·moid (děz'moid')
adj.
Fibrous or ligamentous. n.
A benign tumor of firm scarlike connective tissue resulting from the proliferation of fibroblasts and occurring most frequently in the abdominal muscles of women who have borne children. Also called desmoid tumor.

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