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phyma

[fahy-muh] /ˈfaɪ mə/
noun, plural phymas, phymata
[fahy-muh-tuh] /ˈfaɪ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
1.
a nodule, swelling, or small, rounded tumor of the skin.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; < Latin < Greek phȳ́ma a swelling, tumor, equivalent to phȳ́(esthai) to grow (akin to phŷlon phylon) + -ma noun suffix denoting result
Related forms
phymatic
[fahy-mat-ik] /faɪˈmæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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phymatic in Medicine

phyma phy·ma (fī'mə)
n.
A nodule or small rounded tumor of the skin.

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