hibernoma

[hī′bər-nōmə]

n. pl. hi•ber•no•mas

A rare type of benign tumor in humans, consisting of brown fat that resembles the fat in certain hibernating animals.

Nearby words

  1. hibernicism,
  2. hibernicize,
  3. hiberno-,
  4. hiberno-english,
  5. hiberno-saxon,
  6. hibiscus,
  7. hic,
  8. hic et nunc,
  9. hic et ubique,
  10. hic jacet


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