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[noo-roh-muh, nyoo-] /nʊˈroʊ mə, nyʊ-/
noun, plural neuromas, neuromata
[noo-roh-muh-tuh, nyoo-] /nʊˈroʊ mə tə, nyʊ-/ (Show IPA).
a tumor formed of nerve tissue.
Origin of neuroma
First recorded in 1830-40; neur- + -oma
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[noo-rom-uh-tuh s, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɒm ə təs, nyʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for neuroma
Historical Examples
  • neuroma usually develops within the sheath of the nerve with or without implicating the nerve fibers.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • Angioma, lymphangioma, and neuroma are described with the disease of the individual tissues.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • neuroma is a clinical term applied to all tumours, irrespective of their structure, which have their seat in nerves.

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


noun (pl) -mata (-mətə), -mas
any tumour composed of nerve tissue
Derived Forms
neuromatous (njʊˈrɒmətəs) adjective
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neuroma in Medicine

neuroma neu·ro·ma (nu-rō'mə, nyu-)
n. pl. neu·ro·mas or neu·ro·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A neoplasm derived from nerve tissue.

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