Definition of neuroma
neuromataplay \nu̇-ˈrō-mə-tə, nyu̇-\
: a tumor or mass growing from a nerve and usually consisting of nerve fibers
Recent Examples of neuroma from the Web
Regularly wearing high-heeled, pointed-toe shoes can cause Morton's neuroma, or scar tissue around the nerve, which leads to sharp pain.
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.
In 2007, Bricker was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a noncancerous brain tumor, and needed surgery to remove it.
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Origin and Etymology of neuroma
First Known Use: 1829See Words from the same year
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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