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 Definition of pheochromocytoma
plural pheochromocytomas also pheochromocytomata \-mət-ə\play
: a tumor that is derived from chromaffin cells and is usually associated with paroxysmal or sustained hypertension
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