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desmoid

[dez-moid]
adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. resembling a fascia or fibrous sheet.
  2. resembling a ligament; ligamentous.
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noun
  1. 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

adjective
  1. anatomy resembling a tendon or ligament
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noun
  1. pathol a very firm tumour of connective tissue
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Word Origin for desmoid

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

desmoid

(dĕzmoid′)
adj.
  1. Fibrous or ligamentous.
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n.
  1. 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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