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neuroma

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noun neu·ro·ma \nu̇-ˈrō-mə, nyu̇-\

Definition of neuroma

plural neu·ro·mas also neu·ro·ma·taplay play \-mə-tə\

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



Origin of neuroma

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1847


Medical Dictionary

neuroma

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noun neu·ro·ma \n(y)u̇-ˈrō-mə\

Medical Definition of neuroma

plural neu·ro·mas also neu·ro·ma·ta \-mət-ə\play

  1. 1:  a tumor or mass growing from a nerve and usually consisting of nerve fibers

  2. 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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