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myxoma

[ mik-soh-muh ]
/ m瑟k藞so蕣 m蓹 /
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noun, plural myx路o路mas, myx路o路ma路ta [mik-soh-muh-tuh]. /m瑟k藞so蕣 m蓹 t蓹/. Pathology.
a soft tumor composed of connective and mucoid tissue.
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Origin of myxoma

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

OTHER WORDS FROM myxoma

myx路om路a路tous [mik-som-uh-tuhs], /m瑟k藞s蓲m 蓹 t蓹s/, noun
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How to use myxoma in a sentence

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

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

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

    Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

British Dictionary definitions for myxoma

myxoma
/ (m瑟k藞s蓹蕣m蓹) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-m蓹t蓹)
a tumour composed of mucous connective tissue, usually situated in subcutaneous tissue

Derived forms of myxoma

myxomatous (m瑟k藞s蓲m蓹t蓹s), adjective
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Medical definitions for myxoma

myxoma
[ m沫k-s艒m蓹 ]

n. pl. myx鈥鈥as
A benign tumor composed of connective tissue embedded in mucus.

Other words from myxoma

myx鈥ma鈥ous (-s艒m蓹-t蓹s, -s艔m蓹-) adj.
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