hemangiopericytoma

noun
hem·an·gio·peri·cy·to·ma
variants: or chiefly British haemangiopericytoma \-jē-ō-ˌper-ə-ˌsī-ˈtō-mə \
plural hemangiopericytomas also hemangiopericytomata\-mət-ə \

Medical Definition of hemangiopericytoma 

: a vascular tumor composed of spindle cells that are held to be derived from pericytes

called also perithelioma

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