cholesteatoma

[ kə-lĕs′tē-ə-tōmə, kō′lĭ-stē′ə- ]

n. pl. cho•les•te•a•to•mas

A tumorlike mass of keratinizing squamous epithelium and cholesterol, usually occurring in the middle ear and mastoid region.pearl tumor

Nearby words

  1. choleroid,
  2. cholerrhagia,
  3. cholerrhagic,
  4. cholestasis,
  5. cholestatic jaundice,
  6. cholesteremia,
  7. cholesteric,
  8. cholesterin,
  9. cholesterol,
  10. cholesterol embolism


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