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hydroma (haɪˌdrəʊmə)

  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for hygroma

Historical Examples of hygroma

  • 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.

hygroma in Medicine


n. pl. hy•gro•mas
  1. A cystic swelling containing a serous fluid.hydroma
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