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fibroma

[fahy-broh-muh] /faɪˈbroʊ mə/
noun, plural fibromas, fibromata
[fahy-broh-muh-tuh] /faɪˈbroʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
1.
a tumor consisting essentially of fibrous tissue.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; fibr- + -oma
Related forms
fibromatous
[fahy-brom-uh-tuh s] /faɪˈbrɒm ə təs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Here, a fibroma has developed in the muscular wall of the uterus.
British Dictionary definitions for fibroma

fibroma

/faɪˈbrəʊmə/
noun (pl) -mata (-mətə), -mas
1.
a benign tumour derived from fibrous connective tissue
Derived Forms
fibromatous (faɪˈbrɒmətəs) adjective
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fibroma in Medicine

fibroma fi·bro·ma (fī-brō'mə)
n. pl. fi·bro·mas or fi·bro·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A benign neoplasm composed of fibrous connective tissue.


fi·brom'a·tous (-brŏm'ə-təs, -brō'mə-) adj.
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Encyclopedia Article for fibroma

any benign tumour of fibrous tissue. Specific fibromas include nonossifying fibroma, found in the large long bones; it is relatively common in older children and young adults. Fibromas can occur in many areas of the body (e.g., ovaries, nerves) and may remain symptomless throughout life. Treatment includes surgical excision of the tumour

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