noun, plural ep·i·the·li·o·mas, ep·i·the·li·o·ma·ta [ep-uh-thee-lee-oh-muh-tuh] /ˌɛp əˌθi liˈoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.

a growth or tumor consisting chiefly of epithelial cells.

Origin of epithelioma

First recorded in 1870–75; epitheli(um) + -oma
Related formsep·i·the·li·om·a·tous [ep-uh-thee-lee-om-uh-tuh s, -oh-muh-] /ˌɛp əˌθi liˈɒm ə təs, -ˈoʊ mə-/, adjective
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noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)

pathol a malignant tumour of epithelial tissue
Derived Formsepitheliomatous (ˌɛpɪˌθiːlɪˈɒmətəs), adjective
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epithelioma in Medicine



n. pl. ep•i•the•li•o•mas

A benign or malignant tumor derived from epithelium.
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