neuroma

noun

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-
: 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 Eberlin pointed to the pea-sized knob, called a neuroma. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 1 July 2023 Stafford, 34, was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor, an acoustic neuroma, in April 2019. Cara Lynn Shultz, Peoplemag, 25 July 2023 Next, the neuroma will undergo much more detailed analysis. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 1 July 2023 What are acoustic neuromas? Dallas News, 1 Mar. 2023 This horcrux may represent a magical form of a neuroma. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 19 Nov. 2010 Albright had surgery in 2009 to remove an acoustic neuroma, a benign tumor between the inner ear and brain that impairs balance. Karen Nitkin, Baltimore Sun, 23 Oct. 2022 In April 2019, Kelly shared in an emotional Instagram post that she'd been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor, an acoustic neuroma, and would be undergoing surgery. Adam England, Peoplemag, 6 Sep. 2022 Morton’s neuroma, the enlargement of the nerves between your foot bones, feels similar, though the pain is closer to the outside of the foot, at the third and fourth toes. Outside Online, 17 June 2019

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of neuroma was in 1829

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Cite this Entry

“Neuroma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neuroma. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

neuroma

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