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myxoma

[mik-soh-muh] /mɪkˈsoʊ mə/
noun, plural myxomas, myxomata
[mik-soh-muh-tuh] /mɪkˈsoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
1.
a soft tumor composed of connective and mucoid tissue.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < New Latin; see myx-, -oma
Related forms
myxomatous
[mik-som-uh-tuh s] /mɪkˈsɒm ə təs/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for myxomata

myxoma

/mɪkˈsəʊmə/
noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
1.
a tumour composed of mucous connective tissue, usually situated in subcutaneous tissue
Derived Forms
myxomatous (mɪkˈsɒmətəs) adjective
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myxomata in Medicine

myxoma myx·o·ma (mĭk-sō'mə)
n. pl. myx·o·mas or myx·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A benign tumor composed of connective tissue embedded in mucus.


myx·o'ma·tous (-sō'mə-təs, -sŏm'ə-) adj.
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