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desmoid

[ dez-moid ]
/ ˈdɛz mɔɪd /
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adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
resembling a fascia or fibrous sheet.
resembling a ligament; ligamentous.
noun
Pathology. a firm and tough tumor of nonmetastasizing, fibrous tissue.
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Origin of desmoid

1840–50; <Greek desm(ós) (see desmid) + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for desmoid

desmoid
/ (ˈdɛsmɔɪd) /

adjective
anatomy resembling a tendon or ligament
noun
pathol a very firm tumour of connective tissue

Word Origin for desmoid

C19: from Greek desmos band + -oid; see desmid
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