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pheochromocytoma

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noun pheo·chro·mo·cy·to·ma \ˌfē-ə-ˌkrō-mə-sə-ˈtō-mə, -sī-\

Definition of pheochromocytoma

plural pheo·chro·mo·cy·to·mas also pheo·chro·mo·cy·to·ma·taplay play \-mə-tə\

  1. :  a tumor that is derived from chromaffin cells and is usually associated with paroxysmal or sustained hypertension



Origin of pheochromocytoma

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary pheochromocyte chromaffin cell (from pheochrome chromaffin — from Greek phaios dusky, gray + International Scientific Vocabulary -chrome — + -cyte) + New Latin -oma


First Known Use: 1929


Medical Dictionary

pheochromocytoma

noun pheo·chro·mo·cy·to·ma

Medical Definition of pheochromocytoma

plural pheo·chro·mo·cy·to·mas also pheo·chro·mo·cy·to·ma·ta \-mət-ə\play

  1. :  a tumor that is derived from chromaffin cells and is usually associated with paroxysmal or sustained hypertension



Variants of pheochromocytoma

or British phaeo·chro·mo·cy·to·ma \ˌfē-ə-ˈkrō-mə-sə-ˈtō-mə, -sī-\play

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