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[mik-soh-muh] /mɪkˈsoʊ mə/
noun, plural myxomas, myxomata
[mik-soh-muh-tuh] /mɪkˈsoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
a soft tumor composed of connective and mucoid tissue.
Origin of myxoma
From New Latin, dating back to 1865-70; See origin at myx-, -oma
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[mik-som-uh-tuh s] /mɪkˈsɒm ə təs/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for myxoma
Historical Examples
  • Mucous polypus of the nose, which is often described as a myxoma, is merely a pendulous process of œdematous mucous membrane.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • New growths include the fibroma, the myxoma, the myeloma or giant-celled tumour, and various forms of sarcoma.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Its pathological occurrence in the adult as a circumscribed tumor, the myxoma, may also be mentioned.

British Dictionary definitions for myxoma


noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
a tumour composed of mucous connective tissue, usually situated in subcutaneous tissue
Derived Forms
myxomatous (mɪkˈsɒmətəs) adjective
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myxoma in Medicine

myxoma myx·o·ma (mĭk-sō'mə)
n. pl. myx·o·mas or myx·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A benign tumor composed of connective tissue embedded in mucus.

myx·o'ma·tous (-sō'mə-təs, -sŏm'ə-) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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