- resembling a fascia or fibrous sheet.
- resembling a ligament; ligamentous.
- Pathology. a firm and tough tumor of nonmetastasizing, fibrous tissue.
Origin of desmoid
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- anatomy resembling a tendon or ligament
- pathol a very firm tumour of connective tissue
C19: from Greek desmos band + -oid; see desmid
- Fibrous or ligamentous.
- A benign tumor of firm scarlike connective tissue resulting from the proliferation of fibroblasts and occurring most frequently in the abdominal muscles of women who have borne children.desmoid tumor
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