/ (haɪˈɡrəʊmə) /
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pathol a swelling in the soft tissue that occurs over a joint, usually caused by repeated injury
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Word Origin for hygroma
C20: from hygro- + -oma
Words nearby hygroma
hygric, hygristor, hygro-, hygrogram, hygrograph, hygroma, hygrometer, hygrometric, hygrometry, hygrophilous, hygrophyte
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How to use hygroma in a sentence
Examples of such a condition are to be found in bog-spavin, in hygroma of the stifle, and sometimes in the fetlock.Diseases of the Horse's Foot|Harry Caulton Reeks
In time, the original secretion frequently becomes a watery fluid, resembling the contents of the hygroma previously mentioned.
The second group of cystic tumors has for its contents a more watery fluid, and to this the term hygroma is applied.