osteoma

noun

os·​te·​o·​ma ˌä-stē-ˈō-mə How to pronounce osteoma (audio)
plural osteomas also osteomata ˌä-stē-ˈō-mə-tə How to pronounce osteoma (audio)
: a benign tumor composed of bone tissue

Examples of osteoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An osteoid osteoma is a common benign tumor of the bone. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 7 Nov. 2022 The pneumatocele’s likely cause, an MRI would show, was an osteoma, or benign bone tumor, that had formed in the man’s sinus and was eroding through the base of the skull, Brown said. Amy B Wang, miamiherald, 13 Mar. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of osteoma was in 1846

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“Osteoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteoma. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

osteoma

noun
os·​te·​o·​ma ˌäs-tē-ˈō-mə How to pronounce osteoma (audio)
plural osteomas also osteomata -mət-ə How to pronounce osteoma (audio)
: a benign tumor composed of bone tissue

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