noun, plural myx·o·mas, myx·o·ma·ta [mik-soh-muh-tuh] /mɪkˈsoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.

a soft tumor composed of connective and mucoid tissue.

Nearby words

  1. myxofibroma,
  2. myxofibrosarcoma,
  3. myxoid,
  4. myxoid cyst,
  5. myxolipoma,
  6. myxomatosis,
  7. myxomembranous colitis,
  8. myxomycete,
  9. myxomycetous,
  10. myxopapillary ependymoma

Origin of myxoma

From New Latin, dating back to 1865–70; see origin at myx-, -oma

Related formsmyx·om·a·tous [mik-som-uh-tuh s] /mɪkˈsɒm ə təs/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for myxoma

  • Mucous polypus of the nose, which is often described as a myxoma, is merely a pendulous process of œdematous mucous membrane.

    Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Its pathological occurrence in the adult as a circumscribed tumor, the myxoma, may also be mentioned.

  • New growths include the fibroma, the myxoma, the myeloma or giant-celled tumour, and various forms of sarcoma.

    Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

British Dictionary definitions for myxoma


noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)

a tumour composed of mucous connective tissue, usually situated in subcutaneous tissue
Derived Formsmyxomatous (mɪkˈsɒmətəs), adjective

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Medicine definitions for myxoma



n. pl. myx•o•mas

A benign tumor composed of connective tissue embedded in mucus.
Related formsmyx•oma•tous (-sōmə-təs, -sŏmə-) adj.

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