leiomyoma

[lahy-oh-mahy-oh-muh]
noun, plural leiomyomas, leiomyomata [lahy-oh-mahy-oh-muh-tuh] . Pathology.
a benign tumor composed of nonstriated muscular tissue.
Compare rhabdomyoma.


Origin:
1885–90; < Greek leîo(s) smooth + myoma

leiomyomatous [lahy-oh-mahy-om-uh-tuhs, -oh-muh-tuhs] , adjective
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leiomyoma lei·o·my·o·ma (lī'ō-mī-ō'mə)
n.
A benign tumor derived from smooth muscle, occurring most often in the uterus.

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Predictors of hysterectomy after uterine artery embolization for leiomyoma.
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