[ dez-moid ]
/ ˈdɛz mɔɪd /

adjective Anatomy, Zoology.

resembling a fascia or fibrous sheet.
resembling a ligament; ligamentous.


Pathology. a firm and tough tumor of nonmetastasizing, fibrous tissue.

Origin of desmoid

1840–50; < Greek desm(ós) (see desmid) + -oid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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Medicine definitions for desmoid


[ dĕzmoid′ ]


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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