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

1840–50; fibr- + -oma

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

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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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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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Here, a fibroma has developed in the muscular wall of the uterus.
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