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papilloma

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noun pap·il·lo·ma \ˌpa-pə-ˈlō-mə\

Definition of papilloma

plural pap·il·lo·mas also pap·il·lo·ma·taplay play \-mə-tə\

  1. :  a benign tumor (as a wart) due to overgrowth of epithelial tissue on papillae of vascular connective tissue (as of the skin)

pap·il·lo·ma·tous play \-ˈlō-mə-təs\ adjective


Origin of papilloma

New Latin


First Known Use: 1866


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papilloma

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noun pap·il·lo·ma \ˌpap-ə-ˈlō-mə\

Medical Definition of papilloma

plural pap·il·lo·mas also pap·il·lo·ma·ta \-mət-ə\play

  1. :  a benign tumor (as a wart or condyloma) resulting from an overgrowth of epithelial tissue on papillae of vascularized connective tissue (as of the skin)—see papillomavirus




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