myoma

noun

my·​o·​ma mī-ˈō-mə How to pronounce myoma (audio)
plural myomas also myomata mī-ˈō-mə-tə How to pronounce myoma (audio)
: a tumor consisting of muscle tissue
myomatous adjective

Examples of myoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fibroids, also called leiomyomas or myomas, are non-cancerous tumors that grow in or around the uterus. Macaela MacKenzie, Glamour, 18 July 2023 Your risk of developing fibroids is three times higher if your mother dealt with myomas, according to womenshealth.gov. 4. Macaela MacKenzie, Glamour, 18 July 2023 Uterine fibroids, also called leiomyomas or myomas, are non-cancerous growths found in or on the uterus which can be as small as a pea or as big as a grapefruit. Macaela MacKenzie, Glamour, 5 July 2023 What are fibroids? Fibroid tumors (also known as leiomyomas or myomas) are firm, white, round growths that are about the texture of solid rubber balls. Hilda Hutcherson, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of myoma was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Myoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myoma. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

myoma

noun
my·​o·​ma mī-ˈō-mə How to pronounce myoma (audio)
plural myomas also myomata -mət-ə How to pronounce myoma (audio)
: a tumor consisting of muscle tissue
myomatous adjective
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