[ dez-moid ]
/ ˈdɛz mɔɪd /
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adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
resembling a fascia or fibrous sheet.
resembling a ligament; ligamentous.
Pathology. a firm and tough tumor of nonmetastasizing, fibrous tissue.
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British Dictionary definitions for desmoid
/ (ˈdɛsmɔɪd) /
anatomy resembling a tendon or ligament
pathol a very firm tumour of connective tissue
Word Origin for desmoid
C19: from Greek desmos band + -oid; see desmid
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Medical definitions for desmoid
[ dĕz′moid′ ]
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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