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noun, plural he·man·gi·o·mas, he·man·gi·o·ma·ta [hi-man-jee-oh-muh-tuh] /hɪˌmæn dʒiˈoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
  1. See under angioma.

Origin of hemangioma

From New Latin, dating back to 1885–90; see origin at hem-, angioma


noun, plural an·gi·o·mas, an·gi·o·ma·ta [an-jee-oh-muh-tuh] /ˌæn dʒiˈoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
  1. a benign tumor consisting chiefly of dilated or newly formed blood vessels (hemangioma) or lymph vessels (lymphangioma).

Origin of angioma

First recorded in 1870–75; angi- + -oma
Related formsan·gi·om·a·tous [an-jee-om-uh-tuh s, -oh-muh-] /ˌæn dʒiˈɒm ə təs, -ˈoʊ mə-/, adjective
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Related Words for hemangioma

mole, nevus, hemangioma, angioma, birthmark

British Dictionary definitions for hemangioma


noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)
  1. a tumour consisting of a mass of blood vessels (haemangioma) or a mass of lymphatic vessels (lymphangioma)
Derived Formsangiomatous, adjective
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Word Origin and History for hemangioma



1867, medical Latin, from angio- + -oma.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

hemangioma in Medicine


n. pl. he•man•gi•o•mas
  1. A congenital benign skin lesion consisting of dense, usually elevated masses of dilated blood vessels.


n. pl. an•gi•o•mas
  1. A tumor composed chiefly of lymphatic vessels or blood vessels.
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