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hemangioma

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noun hem·an·gi·o·ma \ˌhē-ˌman-jē-ˈō-mə\

Definition of hemangioma

  1. :  a usually benign tumor made up of blood vessels that typically occurs as a purplish or reddish slightly elevated area of skin



Origin and Etymology of hemangioma

New Latin, from hem- + angioma


First Known Use: circa 1890


Medical Dictionary

hemangioma

noun hem·an·gi·o·ma

Medical Definition of hemangioma

plural

hemangiomas

also

hemangiomata

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  1. :  a usually benign tumor made up of blood vessels that typically occurs as a purplish or reddish slightly elevated area of skin



Variants of hemangioma

or chiefly British

haemangioma

\ˌhē-ˌman-jē-ˈō-mə\play

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