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angiofibroma

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noun an·gio·fi·bro·ma \ ˌan-jē-ō-fī-ˈbrō-mə \

medical Definition of angiofibroma

plural angiofibromas also angiofibromata play \-mə-tə\
: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)24 Nov. 2009

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