- a benign tumor of the skin or mucous membrane consisting of hypertrophied epithelial tissue, as a wart.
Origin of papilloma
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Examples from the Web for papillomatous
Three—the superficial, the deep-seated, and the papillomatous.
Stricture of the oesophagus is likewise occasioned by the presence of papillomatous, fibroid, and other morbid growths.
Papillomatous thickening of the mucous membrane sometimes occurs in association with leucoplakia.
Describe the clinical appearances and course of the papillomatous variety of epithelioma.
The papillomatous type usually arises from the superficial or deep-seated variety, or it may begin as a papillary or warty growth.
- pathol a benign tumour derived from epithelial tissue and forming a rounded or lobulated mass
C19: from papilla + -oma
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Word Origin and History for papillomatous
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- Relating to a papilloma.
- A benign epithelial tumor projecting from the surrounding surface.papillary tumor villoma
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