[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. lipoid nephrosis,
  2. lipoidemia,
  3. lipoidosis,
  4. lipolitic,
  5. lipolysis,
  6. lipoma sarcomatodes,
  7. lipomatoid,
  8. lipomatosis,
  9. lipomatous,
  10. lipomatous infiltration

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for lipomatous


/ (lɪˈpəʊmə) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)

pathol a benign tumour composed of fatty tissue
Derived Formslipomatous (lɪˈpɒmətəs), adjective

Word Origin for lipoma

C19: New Latin

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Word Origin and History for lipomatous



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for lipomatous


[ lĭ-pōmə-təs ]


Relating to, manifesting the features of, or characterized by the presence of a lipoma.


[ lĭ-pōmə, lī- ]

n. pl. li•po•mas

A benign tumor composed chiefly of fat cells.

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