[ fahy-broh-muh ]

noun,plural fi·bro·mas, fi·bro·ma·ta [fahy-broh-muh-tuh]. /faɪˈbroʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
  1. a tumor consisting essentially of fibrous tissue.

Origin of fibroma

First recorded in 1840–50; fibr- + -oma

Other words from fibroma

  • fi·brom·a·tous [fahy-brom-uh-tuhs], /faɪˈbrɒm ə təs/, adjective

Words Nearby fibroma Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use fibroma in a sentence

  • The majority of the former were papilloma , fibroma , enchondroma , and intratracheal struma .

  • It is a suitable method for the removal of papilloma, fibroma, and bleeding polypus of the septum.

  • Various forms of fibroma are met with in the mamma and are described with diseases of that organ.

    Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • The skin—especially the skin of the buttock—is one of the favourite seats of fibroma, and it may occur in a multiple form.

    Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • In these conditions, a malignant transformation of the fibroma into sarcoma is to be suspected.

    Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

British Dictionary definitions for fibroma


/ (faɪˈbrəʊmə) /

nounplural -mata (-mətə) or -mas
  1. a benign tumour derived from fibrous connective tissue

Derived forms of fibroma

  • fibromatous (faɪˈbrɒmətəs), adjective

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