fibroma

noun
fi·​bro·​ma | \ fī-ˈbrō-mə How to pronounce fibroma (audio) \
plural fibromas also fibromata\ fī-​ˈbrō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce fibromata (audio) \

Definition of fibroma

: a benign tumor consisting mainly of fibrous tissue

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Other Words from fibroma

fibromatous \ fī-​ˈbrō-​mə-​təs How to pronounce fibromatous (audio) \ adjective

Examples of fibroma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After multiple days of testing, doctors told the Camerons that Oliver had cardiac fibroma — a massive benign tumor in his heart. BostonGlobe.com, "IM AND LYDIA CAMERON’S 2½-year-old son, Oliver, doesn’t like to sit still. The toddler climbs and tumbles and runs around their home in Oxfordshire, England. He can play with his Thomas the Tank Engine trains for hours. He hasn’t napped for at least a year.," 28 Sep. 2019 Michael's fight isn't over -- doctors diagnosed him with a cardiac fibroma, a rare tumor that can block blood to a child's heart. Aj Willingham, CNN, "Wildfire helpers, a famous cat and some adorable costumes," 2 Nov. 2019 The Labuschagnes, who have two other sons and live in the United Kingdom, learned Michael has a cardiac fibroma -- a tumor that can block blood flow to a child's heart. Elizabeth Wolfe And Braden Goyette, CNN, "A baby woke up from a coma and smiled at his dad. Now his family is raising money to save his life," 27 Oct. 2019 Michael did not suffer any brain damage, but he was diagnosed with a cardiac fibroma that had latched itself to the septum in the left chamber of his heart, according to his GoFundMe. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Baby with Rare Heart Tumor Awoke from Coma Smiling — and Now He Needs Life-Saving Surgery," 25 Oct. 2019 Given the limited number of pediatric fibroma cases, doctors at some medical centers could see only one or two during an entire career — others never. BostonGlobe.com, "IM AND LYDIA CAMERON’S 2½-year-old son, Oliver, doesn’t like to sit still. The toddler climbs and tumbles and runs around their home in Oxfordshire, England. He can play with his Thomas the Tank Engine trains for hours. He hasn’t napped for at least a year.," 28 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of fibroma

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fibroma was circa 1849

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“Fibroma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fibroma. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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fibroma

noun
fi·​bro·​ma | \ fī-ˈbrō-mə How to pronounce fibroma (audio) \
plural fibromas also fibromata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce fibromata (audio) \

Medical Definition of fibroma

: a benign tumor consisting mainly of fibrous tissue

Other Words from fibroma

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

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