neurofibromata

neurofibroma

[noor-oh-fahy-broh-muh, nyoor-]
noun, plural neurofibromas, neurofibromata [noor-oh-fahy-broh-muh-tuh, nyoor-] . Pathology.
a benign neoplasm composed of the fibrous elements of a nerve.

Origin:
1890–95; neuro- + fibroma

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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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