[ mik-soh-muh ]
/ mɪkˈsoʊ mə /

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.

Origin of myxoma

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

Related forms

myx·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


/ (mɪkˈsəʊmə) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)

a tumour composed of mucous connective tissue, usually situated in subcutaneous tissue

Derived Forms

myxomatous (mɪkˈsɒmətəs), adjective
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Medicine definitions for myxoma


[ mĭk-sōmə ]

n. pl. myx•o•mas

A benign tumor composed of connective tissue embedded in mucus.

Related forms

myx•oma•tous (-sōmə-təs, -sŏmə-) adj.
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