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lipoma

[li-poh-muh, lahy-]
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noun, plural li·po·mas, li·po·ma·ta [li-poh-muh-tuh, lahy-] /lɪˈpoʊ mə tə, laɪ-/. Pathology.
  1. 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
Also called fatty tumor.
Related formsli·pom·a·tous [li-pom-uh-tuh s, -poh-muh-, lahy-] /lɪˈpɒm ə təs, -ˈpoʊ mə-, laɪ-/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • On April 5th, three weeks after the osteotomy, a lipoma was removed from another patient aged twenty-one years.

    A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I

    Various

  • A lipoma, or fatty tumor, in the subcutaneous tissue, may go on increasing to huge bulk while the body is steadily emaciating.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • The pure myxoma is extremely rare, and clinically resembles the lipoma.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles


British Dictionary definitions for lipoma

lipoma

noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)
  1. pathol a benign tumour composed of fatty tissue
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Derived Formslipomatous (lɪˈpɒmətəs), adjective

Word Origin

C19: New Latin
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Word Origin and History for lipoma

n.

"fatty tumor" (plural lipomata), 1830, medical Latin, from Greek lipos "fat" (n.), see lipo-, + -oma.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

lipoma in Medicine

lipoma

(lĭ-pōmə, lī-)
n. pl. li•po•mas
  1. A benign tumor composed chiefly of fat cells.
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