lip omata

lipoma

[li-poh-muh, lahy-]
noun, plural lipomas, lipomata [li-poh-muh-tuh, lahy-] . Pathology.
a benign tumor consisting of fat tissue.
Also called fatty tumor.


Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin; see lip-, -oma

lipomatous [li-pom-uh-tuhs, -poh-muh-, lahy-] , adjective
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lipoma (lɪˈpəʊmə)
 
n , pl -mas, -mata
pathol a benign tumour composed of fatty tissue
 
[C19: New Latin]
 
lipomatous
 
adj

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lipoma
pl. lipomata, 1830, from Gk. lipos "fat" (see leave (v.)) + -oma, suffix of some nouns taken from verbs.
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lipoma li·po·ma (lĭ-pō'mə, lī-)
n. pl. li·po·mas or li·po·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A benign tumor composed chiefly of fat cells.

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