angioma

noun

an·​gi·​o·​ma ˌan-jē-ˈō-mə How to pronounce angioma (audio)
plural angiomas also angiomata ˌan-jē-ˈō-mə-tə How to pronounce angioma (audio)
: a tumor composed chiefly of blood vessels or lymph vessels
angiomatous adjective

Examples of angioma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cherry angiomas occur when new blood capillaries dilate. Sarah Fielding, Health, 9 Mar. 2023 Those growths closely resemble cherry angiomas. Sarah Fielding, Health, 9 Mar. 2023 Many people with cavernous angiomas remain stable for years and are able to live normal lives. WIRED, 20 Feb. 2023 In a nine-hour surgery the following month, doctors removed the angioma, resolving her stroke risk. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2023 But one type of mark might seem a little more alarming than others: a small, dark or light red bump, better known as a cherry angioma. Sarah Fielding, Health.com, 5 Oct. 2021 In some cases what looks like a red mole is actually a cherry angioma, a skin growth made up of blood vessels, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Korin Miller, SELF, 24 Aug. 2018 For the record, cherry angiomas do not transform into melanomas, Dr. Massick notes. Korin Miller, SELF, 24 Aug. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from German, earlier Angiom, from Greek angeîon "vessel, vessel or cavity of the body" + German -om, -oma -oma — more at angio-

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angioma was in 1858

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Cite this Entry

“Angioma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angioma. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

angioma

noun
an·​gi·​o·​ma ˌan-jē-ˈō-mə How to pronounce angioma (audio)
plural angiomas also angiomata -mət-ə How to pronounce angioma (audio)
: a tumor (as a hemangioma or lymphangioma) composed chiefly of blood vessels or lymphatic vessels
angiomatous adjective

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