neuroma

noun neu·ro·ma \ nu̇-ˈrō-mə , nyu̇- \

Definition of neuroma

plural neuromas also neuromata play \nu̇-ˈrō-mə-tə, nyu̇-\
:a tumor or mass growing from a nerve and usually consisting of nerve fibers

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Origin and Etymology of neuroma

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

neuroma

noun neu·ro·ma \ n(y)u̇-ˈrō-mə \

medical Definition of neuroma

plural neuromas also neuromata play \-mət-ə\
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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