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

Definition of lipoma

: a tumor of fatty tissue

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Other Words from lipoma

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

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Cynthia Bailey is back at home recovering after undergoing surgery for a lipoma tumor that turned out to be benign. Julie Mazziotta,, "Cynthia Bailey Underwent Surgery to Remove a Lipoma Tumor: 'I Was Scared'," 4 Apr. 2018 But the good news is, this man is now lipoma-free and lived to tell about it. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Dr. Pimple Popper Extracts Massive Lipoma From a Man’s Neck on YouTube," 14 Aug. 2017 Bennett originally came to UAB to get the lipoma, a piece of fat on her scalp, removed. Kent Faulk |,, "Jury: Foundation, UAB neurosurgeon must pay $5 million for patient's severed nerve," 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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The first known use of lipoma was in 1830

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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 lipomata (audio) \

Medical Definition of lipoma

: a tumor of fatty tissue

Other Words from lipoma

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

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Britannica English: Translation of lipoma for Arabic Speakers

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