myxoma

noun myx·o·ma \ mik-ˈsō-mə \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of myxoma

plural myxomas also myxomata play \-mə-tə\
: a soft tumor made up of gelatinous connective tissue like that of the umbilical cord

myxomatous

play \-mə-təs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of myxoma

borrowed from New Latin, from Greek mýxa "nasal discharge, slime" + New Latin -oma -oma — more at myxo-
Note: Term introduced by Rudolf Virchow in "Ein Fall von bösartigen, zum Theil in der Form des Neuroms auftretenden Fettgeschwülsten," Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medicin, Band 11 (1857), p. 287: "…im Anfange der Bildung konnte man sie als Schleimgeschwulst (Tumor mucosus, Myxoma) bezeichen." ("…in the early stages of formation one could designate it as a mucous tumor (tumor mucosus, myxoma.") Later in the same paper he uses the vernacular form Myxom.


Medical Dictionary

myxoma

noun myx·o·ma \ mik-ˈsō-mə \

medical Definition of myxoma

plural myxomas also myxomata play \-mət-ə\
: a soft tumor made up of gelatinous connective tissue resembling that found in the umbilical cord

myxomatous

play \-mət-əs\ adjective

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