li·​po·​ma | \ lī-ˈpō-mə How to pronounce lipoma (audio) , li- \
plural lipomas also lipomata\ lī-​ˈpō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce lipoma (audio) , li-​ \

Definition of lipoma

: a tumor of fatty tissue

Other Words from lipoma

lipomatous \ lī-​ˈpō-​mə-​təs How to pronounce lipoma (audio) , li-​ \ adjective

Examples of lipoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike cysts, blackheads, or whiteheads, lipomas don't ooze or spew pus. Megan Decker,, 3 Jan. 2020 The good news is that lipomas are nearly always benign. Jenn Sinrich, SELF, 31 May 2019 Cynthia Bailey is back at home recovering after undergoing surgery for a lipoma tumor that turned out to be benign. Julie Mazziotta,, 4 Apr. 2018 But the good news is, this man is now lipoma-free and lived to tell about it. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, 14 Aug. 2017 Bennett originally came to UAB to get the lipoma, a piece of fat on her scalp, removed. Kent Faulk |,, 11 May 2017

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First Known Use of lipoma

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lipoma

New Latin

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“Lipoma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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li·​po·​ma | \ li-ˈpō-mə How to pronounce lipoma (audio) , lī- How to pronounce lipoma (audio) \
plural lipomas also lipomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce lipoma (audio) \

Medical Definition of lipoma

: a tumor of fatty tissue

Other Words from lipoma

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

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