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[hi-man-jee-oh-muh] /hɪˌmæn dʒiˈoʊ mə/
noun, plural hemangiomas, hemangiomata
[hi-man-jee-oh-muh-tuh] /hɪˌmæn dʒiˈoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
See under angioma.
1885-90; < New Latin; see hem-, angioma


[an-jee-oh-muh] /ˌæn dʒiˈoʊ mə/
noun, plural angiomas, angiomata
[an-jee-oh-muh-tuh] /ˌæn dʒiˈoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
a benign tumor consisting chiefly of dilated or newly formed blood vessels (hemangioma) or lymph vessels (lymphangioma)
1870-75; angi- + -oma
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[an-jee-om-uh-tuh s, -oh-muh-] /ˌæn dʒiˈɒm ə təs, -ˈoʊ mə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for hemangioma
  • Hepatic hemangioma is usually not discovered until medical pictures are taken of the liver for some other reason.
  • If a cavernous hemangioma ruptures, the only sign may be an enlarged liver.
British Dictionary definitions for hemangioma


noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
a nonmalignant tumour of blood vessels, esp affecting those of the skin See strawberry mark
Word Origin
from haem(o)- + angi(o)- + -oma


noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
a tumour consisting of a mass of blood vessels (haemangioma) or a mass of lymphatic vessels (lymphangioma)
Derived Forms
angiomatous, adjective
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Word Origin and History for hemangioma



1867, medical Latin, from angio- + -oma.

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hemangioma in Medicine

hemangioma he·man·gi·o·ma (hĭ-mān'jē-ō'mə)
n. pl. he·man·gi·o·mas or he·man·gi·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A congenital benign skin lesion consisting of dense, usually elevated masses of dilated blood vessels.

angioma an·gi·o·ma (ān'jē-ō'mə)
n. pl. an·gi·o·mas or an·gi·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A tumor composed chiefly of lymphatic vessels or blood vessels.

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Encyclopedia Article for hemangioma


congenital mass of blood vessels that intrudes into bone or other tissues, causing tissue death and, in the case of bone, structural weakening. Angiomas of the bone are often associated with angiomas of the skin or muscles. Most angiomas remain asymptomatic, but they may cause collapse of the vertebrae if they occur in the spine, and hemorrhage is a danger in some locations that expose them to stress. Treatment is usually by radiation, which causes clot formation within the mass of vascular tissue; the clot will then gradually calcify. Surgery also may be performed but involves a risk of hemorrhage.

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