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[noo-roh-muh, nyoo-] /nʊˈroʊ mə, nyʊ-/
noun, plural neuromas, neuromata
[noo-roh-muh-tuh, nyoo-] /nʊˈroʊ mə tə, nyʊ-/ (Show IPA).
a tumor formed of nerve tissue.
Origin of neuroma
1830-40; neur- + -oma
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[noo-rom-uh-tuh s, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɒm ə təs, nyʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for neuroma
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  • neuroma is a clinical term applied to all tumours, irrespective of their structure, which have their seat in nerves.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • neuroma usually develops within the sheath of the nerve with or without implicating the nerve fibers.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • Angioma, lymphangioma, and neuroma are described with the disease of the individual tissues.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
British Dictionary definitions for neuroma


noun (pl) -mata (-mətə), -mas
any tumour composed of nerve tissue
Derived Forms
neuromatous (njʊˈrɒmətəs) adjective
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neuroma in Medicine

neuroma neu·ro·ma (nu-rō'mə, nyu-)
n. pl. neu·ro·mas or neu·ro·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A neoplasm derived from nerve tissue.

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