neu·​ro·​ma | \ nu̇-ˈrō-mə How to pronounce neuroma (audio) , nyu̇- \
plural neuromas also neuromata\ nu̇-​ˈrō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce neuromata (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 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, "Another Angels injury adds to a challenging first year for manager Brad Ausmus," 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, "Chapman HR in 9th, A’s help wild-card hopes, top Angels 3-2," 26 Sep. 2019 Injury updates Trout had successful surgery on right foot Friday to remove the Morton’s neuroma that had been bothering him for about a month. Maria Torres, Los Angeles Times, "Angels broadcaster Mark Langston taken to hospital after a medical emergency," 20 Sep. 2019 Following several instances of dizziness and unusual weakness, Kelly received a diagnosis: acoustic neuroma or vestibular schwannoma, a tumor sitting on her cranial nerves. Benjamin Vanhoose,, "Matthew Stafford’s Wife Kelly Details Recovery from Brain Tumor and Her 'Focus on Positivity'," 15 Oct. 2019 Trout will have surgery to remove the Morton's neuroma in his right foot sometime this week. Scooby Axson,, "Angels OF Mike Trout Set to Have Season-Ending Foot Surgery," 15 Sep. 2019 Manager Brad Ausmus expects Trout, who has dealt with a Morton’s neuroma that has affected the ball of his foot for nearly a month, to recover from the cryoablation treatment by the end of this three-game series with the Indians. Los Angeles Times, "Angels fall to the Indians, but pitcher Shane Bieber woos fans," 9 Sep. 2019 The Los Angeles Angels said the eight-time All-Star will have surgery on his right foot this week because of Morton’s neuroma, a thickening of tissue around a nerve leading to toes that causes pain., "Spain won its second World Cup basketball championship, defeating Argentina, 95-75, on Sunday in Beijing to give," 16 Sep. 2019 Trout, who hasn’t played since Sept. 7, will undergo surgery to remove a Morton’s neuroma, a very medical textbook-sounding issue that was causing him enough pain to result in a season-ending procedure. Jon Tayler,, "Mike Trout's Unfortunate Season-Ending Injury Shouldn't Impact MVP Race," 15 Sep. 2019

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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 26 Feb. 2020.

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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 neuromata (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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