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
Related formsmyx·om·a·tous [mik-som-uh-tuh s] /mɪkˈsɒm ə təs/, noun
From New Latin,
dating back to 1865–70;
see origin at myx-
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Examples from the Web for myxoma
Historical Examples of myxoma
Mucous polypus of the nose, which is often described as a myxoma, is merely a pendulous process of œdematous mucous membrane.
New growths include the fibroma, the myxoma, the myeloma or giant-celled tumour, and various forms of sarcoma.
Its pathological occurrence in the adult as a circumscribed tumor, the myxoma, may also be mentioned.
British Dictionary definitions for myxoma
noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)Derived Formsmyxomatous (mɪkˈsɒmətəs), adjective
- a tumour composed of mucous connective tissue, usually situated in subcutaneous tissue
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Related formsmyx•o′ma•tous (-sō′mə-təs, -sŏm′ə-) adj.
- A benign tumor composed of connective tissue embedded in mucus.
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