hemangioma

noun
hem·​an·​gi·​o·​ma | \ ˌhē-ˌman-jē-ˈō-mə How to pronounce hemangioma (audio) \

Definition of hemangioma

: a usually benign tumor made up of blood vessels that typically occurs as a purplish or reddish slightly elevated area of skin

Examples of hemangioma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bucklew suffers from a rare blood vessel disorder called cavernous hemangioma. Holly Yan, CNN, 1 Oct. 2019 Add-ons can include skin tag and hemangioma (blood mole) removal. Rachel Marlowe, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 July 2019 Lifestyle reports, 26-year-old Jennifer August was born with a type of benign growth called a hemangioma, which covers most of her lip and neck, and had always used makeup to cover it up in photos. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, 29 May 2018 Apart from painful burns, cancers like squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma, hemangioma or hemangiosarcoma can be caused by excessive exposure to UV radiation. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, 3 May 2018 Bucklew was within an hour of execution in May 2014 when the U.S. Supreme Court halted it over concerns about Bucklew's rare medical condition, cavernous hemangioma. Fox News, 20 Mar. 2018 Bucklew, 49, was also within an hour of execution in May 2014 when the U.S. Supreme Court halted it over concerns about Bucklew’s rare medical condition, cavernous hemangioma. Washington Post, 20 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of hemangioma

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hemangioma

New Latin, from hem- + angioma

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The first known use of hemangioma was circa 1890

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“Hemangioma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemangioma. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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hemangioma

noun
hem·​an·​gi·​o·​ma
variants: or chiefly British haemangioma \ ˌhē-​ˌman-​jē-​ˈō-​mə How to pronounce hemangioma (audio) \
plural hemangiomas also hemangiomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce hemangioma (audio) \

Medical Definition of hemangioma

: a usually benign tumor made up of blood vessels that typically occurs as a purplish or reddish slightly elevated area of skin

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