papilloma


pap·il·lo·ma

noun \ˌpa-pə-ˈlō-mə\
plural pap·il·lo·mas also pap·il·lo·ma·ta \-mə-tə\

Definition of PAPILLOMA

:  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 \-ˈlō-mə-təs\ adjective

Origin of PAPILLOMA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1866

pap·il·lo·ma

noun \ˌpap-ə-ˈlō-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pap·il·lo·mas also pap·il·lo·ma·ta \-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of PAPILLOMA

: 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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