neuroma

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noun neu·ro·ma \nu̇-ˈrō-mə, nyu̇-\

Definition of neuroma

plural

neuromas

also

neuromata

play \nu̇-ˈrō-mə-tə, nyu̇-\
  1. :  a tumor or mass growing from a nerve and usually consisting of nerve fibers

Origin and Etymology of neuroma

New Latin


First Known Use: 1829


Medical Dictionary

neuroma

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noun neu·ro·ma \n(y)u̇-ˈrō-mə\

Medical Definition of neuroma

plural

neuromas

also

neuromata

\-mət-ə\play
  1. 1:  a tumor or mass growing from a nerve and usually consisting of nerve fibers

  2. 2:  a mass of nerve tissue in an amputation stump resulting from abnormal regrowth of the stumps of severed nerves—called also amputation neuroma


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