pheochromocytoma


pheo·chro·mo·cy·to·ma

noun \ˌfē-ə-ˌkrō-mə-sə-ˈtō-mə, -sī-\
plural pheo·chro·mo·cy·to·mas also pheo·chro·mo·cy·to·ma·ta \-mə-tə\

Definition of PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA

:  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

pheo·chro·mo·cy·to·ma

noun    (Medical Dictionary)
plural pheo·chro·mo·cy·to·mas also pheo·chro·mo·cy·to·ma·ta \-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA

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

Variants of PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA

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

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