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[fahy-broh-muh] /faɪˈbroʊ mə/
noun, plural fibromas, fibromata
[fahy-broh-muh-tuh] /faɪˈbroʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
a tumor consisting essentially of fibrous tissue.
1840-50; fibr- + -oma
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[fahy-brom-uh-tuh s] /faɪˈbrɒm ə təs/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for fibromatous


noun (pl) -mata (-mətə), -mas
a benign tumour derived from fibrous connective tissue
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fibromatous (faɪˈbrɒmətəs) adjective
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fibromatous 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 fibromatous


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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