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lipoma

[li-poh-muh, lahy-]
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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British Dictionary definitions for lipomatous

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 lipomatous

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

lipomatous in Medicine

lipomatous

(lĭ-pōmə-təs)
adj.
  1. Relating to, manifesting the features of, or characterized by the presence of a lipoma.
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lipoma

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