neurofibroma

noun
neu·​ro·​fi·​bro·​ma | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-fī-ˈbrō-mə How to pronounce neurofibroma (audio) , ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neurofibroma

: a fibroma composed of nervous and connective tissue and produced by proliferation of Schwann cells

Examples of neurofibroma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Common skin conditions that aren’t skin tags but look like skin tags are seborrheic keratoses and neurofibromas. Kristi Kellogg, Allure, "How to Remove Skin Tags, According to Dermatologists," 9 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of neurofibroma

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neurofibroma

borrowed from German Neurofibrom, from neuro- neuro- + Fibrom fibroma

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The first known use of neurofibroma was in 1887

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“Neurofibroma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neurofibroma. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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neurofibroma

noun
neu·​ro·​fi·​bro·​ma | \ -fī-ˈbrō-mə How to pronounce neurofibroma (audio) \
plural neurofibromas also neurofibromata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce neurofibroma (audio) \

Medical Definition of neurofibroma

: a fibroma composed of nervous and connective tissue and produced by proliferation of Schwann cells

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