neurofibroma

noun neu·ro·fi·bro·ma \ ˌnu̇r-ō-fī-ˈbrō-mə , ˌnyu̇r- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of neurofibroma

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

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Origin and Etymology of neurofibroma

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


Medical Dictionary

neurofibroma

noun neu·ro·fi·bro·ma \ -fī-ˈbrō-mə \

medical Definition of neurofibroma

plural neurofibromas also neurofibromata play \-mət-ə\
: a fibroma composed of nervous and connective tissue and produced by proliferation of Schwann cells

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