- a benign tumor consisting of fat tissue.
Origin of lipoma
Also called fatty tumor.
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- pathol a benign tumour composed of fatty tissue
Word Origin for lipoma
C19: New Latin
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- Relating to, manifesting the features of, or characterized by the presence of a lipoma.
- A benign tumor composed chiefly of fat cells.
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