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neurofibroma

[noo r-oh-fahy-broh-muh, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ faɪˈbroʊ mə, ˌnyʊər-/
noun, plural neurofibromas, neurofibromata
[noo r-oh-fahy-broh-muh-tuh, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ faɪˈbroʊ mə tə, ˌnyʊər-/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
1.
a benign neoplasm composed of the fibrous elements of a nerve.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; neuro- + fibroma
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neurofibroma in Medicine

neurofibroma neu·ro·fi·bro·ma (nur'ō-fī-brō'mə, nyur'-)
n.
A moderately firm, benign, nonencapsulated tumor that results from the disorderly proliferation of Schwann cells and that includes portions of nerve fibers. Also called fibroneuroma, schwannoma.

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