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myxoma

[mik-soh-muh] /mɪkˈsoʊ mə/
noun, plural myxomas, myxomata
[mik-soh-muh-tuh] /mɪkˈsoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
Pathology.
1.
a soft tumor composed of connective and mucoid tissue.
Origin of myxoma
1865-1870
From New Latin, dating back to 1865-70; See origin at myx-, -oma
Related forms
myxomatous
[mik-som-uh-tuh s] /mɪkˈsɒm ə təs/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the Web for myxomatous
Historical Examples
  • myxomatous tissue is also a prominent constituent of the “innocent parotid tumour.”

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • The innocent form is usually fibrous or myxomatous, and is definitely encapsulated.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • It may become cystic as a result of hæmorrhage or of myxomatous degeneration.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
British Dictionary definitions for myxomatous

myxoma

/mɪkˈsəʊmə/
noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
1.
a tumour composed of mucous connective tissue, usually situated in subcutaneous tissue
Derived Forms
myxomatous (mɪkˈsɒmətəs) adjective
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myxomatous 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.
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