neuroma


neu·ro·ma

noun \n-ˈrō-mə, ny-\
plural neu·ro·mas also neu·ro·ma·ta \-mə-tə\

Definition of NEUROMA

:  a tumor or mass growing from a nerve and usually consisting of nerve fibers

Origin of NEUROMA

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1847

neu·ro·ma

noun \n(y)-ˈrō-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural neu·ro·mas also neu·ro·ma·ta \-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of NEUROMA

1
: a tumor or mass growing from a nerve and usually consisting of nerve fibers
2
: a mass of nerve tissue in an amputation stump resulting from abnormal regrowth of the stumps of severed nerves—called also amputation neuroma

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