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leiomyoma

[lahy-oh-mahy-oh-muh] /ˌlaɪ oʊ maɪˈoʊ mə/
noun, plural leiomyomas, leiomyomata
[lahy-oh-mahy-oh-muh-tuh] /ˌlaɪ oʊ maɪˈoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
Pathology.
1.
a benign tumor composed of nonstriated muscular tissue.
Compare rhabdomyoma.
Origin of leiomyoma
1885-1890
1885-90; < Greek leîo(s) smooth + myoma
Related forms
leiomyomatous
[lahy-oh-mahy-om-uh-tuh s, -oh-muh-tuh s] /ˌlaɪ oʊ maɪˈɒm ə təs, -ˈoʊ mə təs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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leiomyomatous in Medicine

leiomyoma lei·o·my·o·ma (lī'ō-mī-ō'mə)
n.
A benign tumor derived from smooth muscle, occurring most often in the uterus.

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