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[pap-uh-loh-muh] /ˌpæp əˈloʊ mə/
noun, plural papillomata
[pap-uh-loh-muh-tuh] /ˌpæp əˈloʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA),
papillomas. Pathology.
a benign tumor of the skin or mucous membrane consisting of hypertrophied epithelial tissue, as a wart.
Origin of papilloma
From New Latin, dating back to 1865-70; See origin at papilla, -oma
Related forms
papillomatosis, noun
[pap-uh-loh-muh-tuh s, -lom-uh-] /ˌpæp əˈloʊ mə təs, -ˈlɒm ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for papillomatosis


noun (pl) -mata (-mətə), -mas
(pathol) a benign tumour derived from epithelial tissue and forming a rounded or lobulated mass
Derived Forms
papillomatous, adjective
papillomatosis, noun
Word Origin
C19: from papilla + -oma
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Word Origin and History for papillomatosis



1866, a modern Latin hybrid from papilla + -oma.

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papillomatosis in Medicine

papillomatosis pap·il·lo·ma·to·sis (pāp'ə-lō'mə-tō'sĭs)

  1. The development of numerous papillomas.

  2. Papillary projections of the epidermis forming a microscopically undulating surface.

papilloma pap·il·lo·ma (pāp'ə-lō'mə)
n. pl. pap·il·lo·mas or pap·il·lo·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A benign epithelial tumor projecting from the surrounding surface. Also called papillary tumor, villoma.

pap'il·lo'ma·tous (-təs) adj.
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