neurofibroma

noun

neu·​ro·​fi·​bro·​ma ˌnu̇r-ō-fī-ˈbrō-mə How to pronounce neurofibroma (audio)
ˌnyu̇r-
: 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, 9 Sep. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

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