angiofibroma

noun

an·​gio·​fi·​bro·​ma ˌan-jē-ō-fī-ˈbrō-mə How to pronounce angiofibroma (audio)
plural angiofibromas also angiofibromata -mə-tə How to pronounce angiofibroma (audio)
: a noncancerous tumor that is composed of fibrous tissue and blood vessels and occurs chiefly in the nasal cavities and upper pharynx
… the bones of his face grew around the angiofibroma, a type of tumor that often begins growing during childhood …Charlie Mathews, The Herald Times Reporter (Manitowoc, Wisconsin)

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“Angiofibroma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/angiofibroma. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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