lipoma

[ li-poh-muh, lahy- ]
/ lɪˈpoʊ mə, laɪ- /

noun, plural li·po·mas, li·po·ma·ta [li-poh-muh-tuh, lahy-]. /lɪˈpoʊ mə tə, laɪ-/. Pathology.

a benign tumor consisting of fat tissue.

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Origin of lipoma

From New Latin, dating back to 1820–30; see origin at lip-, -oma

OTHER WORDS FROM lipoma

li·pom·a·tous [li-pom-uh-tuhs, -poh-muh-, lahy-], /lɪˈpɒm ə təs, -ˈpoʊ mə-, laɪ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lipoma

lipoma
/ (lɪˈpəʊmə) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)

pathol a benign tumour composed of fatty tissue

Derived forms of lipoma

lipomatous (lɪˈpɒmətəs), adjective

Word Origin for lipoma

C19: New Latin
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Medical definitions for lipoma

lipoma
[ lĭ-pōmə, lī- ]

n. pl. li•po•mas

A benign tumor composed chiefly of fat cells.
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