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 angiomata (audio) \

Definition of angioma

: a tumor composed chiefly of blood vessels or lymph vessels

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Other Words from angioma

angiomatous \ ˌan-​jē-​ˈō-​mə-​təs How to pronounce angiomatous (audio) \ adjective

Examples of angioma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "'DWTS' Star Witney Carson's Foot Discoloration Turned Out to Be Melanoma," 24 Aug. 2018 For the record, cherry angiomas do not transform into melanomas, Dr. Massick notes. Korin Miller, SELF, "'DWTS' Star Witney Carson's Foot Discoloration Turned Out to Be Melanoma," 24 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of angioma

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for angioma

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

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“Angioma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angioma. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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angioma

noun
an·​gi·​o·​ma | \ ˌan-jē-ˈō-mə How to pronounce angioma (audio) \
plural angiomas also angiomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce angiomata (audio) \

Medical Definition of angioma

: a tumor (as a hemangioma or lymphangioma) composed chiefly of blood vessels or lymphatic vessels

Other Words from angioma

angiomatous \ -​mət-​əs How to pronounce angiomatous (audio) \ adjective

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