neuroma

noun
neu·ro·ma | \nu̇-ˈrō-mə, nyu̇-\
plural neuromas also neuromata\nu̇-ˈrō-mə-tə, nyu̇- \

Definition of neuroma 

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

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Cole was back on his feet in weeks, but the gradual hearing loss his acoustic neuroma had caused in his right ear could not be reversed. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "Gershwin master Kevin Cole reclaims the piano after surgery," 1 July 2018 Of particular concern are benign Schwann cell tumors called acoustic neuromas, which affect nerve cells connecting the inner ear with structures inside the brain. Charles Schmidt, Scientific American, "New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer," 29 Mar. 2018 But other studies have found no evidence of acoustic neuromas or brain tumors in heavy cell phone users. Charles Schmidt, Scientific American, "New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer," 29 Mar. 2018 Regularly wearing high-heeled, pointed-toe shoes can cause Morton's neuroma, or scar tissue around the nerve, which leads to sharp pain. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "If the Shoe Fits: Tips for being an informed shoe buyer," 26 June 2017 In 2007, Bricker was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a noncancerous brain tumor, and needed surgery to remove it. Nathan Percy, Orange County Register, "Parents of former Santa Margarita Little Leaguers reach out to help dedicated volunteer get hip replacement," 29 Mar. 2017 Anyone who has experienced foot pain such as that caused by neuroma, bunions or hammer toes knows how debilitating and discouraging these common foot problems are. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "If the Shoe Fits: Tips for being an informed shoe buyer," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of neuroma

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neuroma

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neuroma

noun
neu·ro·ma | \n(y)u̇-ˈrō-mə \
plural neuromas also neuromata\-mət-ə \

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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