pheochromocytoma

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noun pheo·chro·mo·cy·to·ma \ˌfē-ə-ˌkrō-mə-sə-ˈtō-mə, -sī-\

Definition of pheochromocytoma

plural

pheochromocytomas

also

pheochromocytomata

play \ˌfē-ə-ˌkrō-mə-sə-ˈtō-mə-tə, -sī-\
  1. :  a tumor that is derived from chromaffin cells and is usually associated with paroxysmal or sustained hypertension

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Origin and Etymology of pheochromocytoma

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary pheochromocyte chromaffin cell (from pheochrome chromaffin — from Greek phaios dusky, gray + International Scientific Vocabulary -chrome — + -cyte) + New Latin -oma


First Known Use: 1929


Medical Dictionary

pheochromocytoma

noun pheo·chro·mo·cy·to·ma
variants: or British

phaeochromocytoma

\ˌfē-ə-ˈkrō-mə-sə-ˈtō-mə, -sī-\play

Medical Definition of pheochromocytoma

plural

pheochromocytomas

also

pheochromocytomata

\-mət-ə\play
  1. :  a tumor that is derived from chromaffin cells and is usually associated with paroxysmal or sustained hypertension


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