leiomyoma

[lahy-oh-mahy-oh-muh]

noun, plural lei·o·my·o·mas, lei·o·my·o·ma·ta [lahy-oh-mahy-oh-muh-tuh] /ˌlaɪ oʊ maɪˈoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.

a benign tumor composed of nonstriated muscular tissue.

Nearby words

  1. leinsdorf, erich,
  2. leinster,
  3. leio-,
  4. leiodermia,
  5. leiomyofibroma,
  6. leiomyosarcoma,
  7. leipoa,
  8. leipzig,
  9. leiria,
  10. leishman-donovan body

Compare rhabdomyoma.

Origin of leiomyoma

1885–90; < Greek leîo(s) smooth + myoma

Related formslei·o·my·om·a·tous [lahy-oh-mahy-om-uh-tuh s, -oh-muh-tuh s] /ˌlaɪ oʊ maɪˈɒm ə təs, -ˈoʊ mə təs/, adjective

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Medicine definitions for leiomyoma

leiomyoma

[lī′ō-mī-ōmə]

n.

A benign tumor derived from smooth muscle, occurring most often in the uterus.

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