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papilloma

[pap-uh-loh-muh] /ˌpæp əˈloʊ mə/
noun, plural papillomata
[pap-uh-loh-muh-tuh] /ˌpæp əˈloʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA),
papillomas. Pathology
1.
a benign tumor of the skin or mucous membrane consisting of hypertrophied epithelial tissue, as a wart.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Neo-Latin; see papilla, -oma
Related forms
papillomatosis, noun
papillomatous
[pap-uh-loh-muh-tuh s, -lom-uh-] /ˌpæp əˈloʊ mə təs, -ˈlɒm ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for papillomatous

papilloma

/ˌpæpɪˈləʊmə/
noun (pl) -mata (-mətə), -mas
1.
(pathol) a benign tumour derived from epithelial tissue and forming a rounded or lobulated mass
Derived Forms
papillomatous, adjective
papillomatosis, noun
Word Origin
C19: from papilla + -oma
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Word Origin and History for papillomatous

papilloma

n.

1866, a modern Latin hybrid from papilla + -oma.

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papillomatous in Medicine

papilloma pap·il·lo·ma (pāp'ə-lō'mə)
n. pl. pap·il·lo·mas or pap·il·lo·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A benign epithelial tumor projecting from the surrounding surface. Also called papillary tumor, villoma.


pap'il·lo'ma·tous (-təs) adj.

papillomatous pap·il·lo·ma·tous (pap-i-lō'mā- tŭs)
adj.
Relating to a papilloma.

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