fibroma

[fahy-broh-muh]
noun, plural fibromas, fibromata [fahy-broh-muh-tuh] . Pathology.
a tumor consisting essentially of fibrous tissue.

Origin:
1840–50; fibr- + -oma

fibromatous [fahy-brom-uh-tuhs] , adjective
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fibroma (faɪˈbrəʊmə)
 
n , pl -mata, -mas
a benign tumour derived from fibrous connective tissue
 
fibromatous
 
adj

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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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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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