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myxoma

[mik-soh-muh]
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noun, plural myx·o·mas, myx·o·ma·ta [mik-soh-muh-tuh] /mɪkˈsoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
  1. a soft tumor composed of connective and mucoid tissue.
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Origin of myxoma

From New Latin, dating back to 1865–70; see origin at myx-, -oma
Related formsmyx·om·a·tous [mik-som-uh-tuh s] /mɪkˈsɒm ə təs/, 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

noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)
  1. a tumour composed of mucous connective tissue, usually situated in subcutaneous tissue
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Derived Formsmyxomatous (mɪkˈsɒmətəs), adjective
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myxomatous in Medicine

myxoma

(mĭk-sōmə)
n. pl. myx•o•mas
  1. A benign tumor composed of connective tissue embedded in mucus.
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Related formsmyx•oma•tous (-sōmə-təs, -sŏmə-) adj.
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