neu·​ro·​ma | \ nu̇-ˈrō-mə How to pronounce neuroma (audio) , nyu̇- \
plural neuromas also neuromata\ nu̇-​ˈrō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce neuroma (audio) , nyu̇-​ \

Definition of neuroma

: a tumor or mass growing from a nerve and usually consisting of nerve fibers

Examples of neuroma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His wife’s tumor was an acoustic neuroma, or vestibular schwannoma, with an incident rate of approximately 10 in 1,000,000 people. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 27 Apr. 2022 The pathologist confirmed that the tumor was an acoustic neuroma. New York Times, 17 Mar. 2022 A few years before this post-season NFL journey, the couple went through a different set of trials and tribulations after Kelly had brain surgery to remove a benign tumor, known as an acoustic neuroma, on her cranial nerves. Lindsay Kimble,, 15 Feb. 2022 In 2019, Kelly was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a slow-growing tumor perched on her nerve from the ear to her brain, after dealing with spells of being lightheaded. Glamour, 10 Feb. 2022 After being diagnosed with Morton’s neuroma, which causes inflammation and severe pain in his foot, Robles went on disability this fall. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Jan. 2022 Trout will have surgery to address the Morton’s neuroma in his right foot that hampered him for a month. Maria Torres, Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2019 In the last week, the team has shut down sluggers Shohei Ohtani (surgery to address bipartite patella in his left knee), Justin Upton (patellar tendinitis in his right knee) and Mike Trout (Morton’s neuroma in his right foot). Maria Torres, Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2019 Angels: CF Mike Trout expects to participate in his normal offseason routine after undergoing surgery to remove a Morton’s neuroma from his right foot on Friday. Dan Greenspan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of neuroma

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neuroma

New Latin

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“Neuroma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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neu·​ro·​ma | \ n(y)u̇-ˈrō-mə How to pronounce neuroma (audio) \
plural neuromas also neuromata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce neuroma (audio) \

Medical Definition of neuroma

1 : a tumor or mass growing from a nerve and usually consisting of nerve fibers
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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