epithelioma

noun

ep·​i·​the·​li·​o·​ma ˌe-pə-ˌthē-lē-ˈō-mə How to pronounce epithelioma (audio)
plural epitheliomas also epitheliomata ˌe-pə-ˌthē-lē-ˈō-mə-tə How to pronounce epithelioma (audio)
: a tumor derived from epithelial tissue
epitheliomatous adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of epithelioma was in 1872

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Cite this Entry

“Epithelioma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epithelioma. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

epithelioma

noun
ep·​i·​the·​li·​o·​ma -ˌthē-lē-ˈō-mə How to pronounce epithelioma (audio)
plural epitheliomas also epitheliomata -mət-ə How to pronounce epithelioma (audio)
: a benign or malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue
epitheliomatous adjective

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