[ mik-soh-muh ]

noun,plural myx·o·mas, myx·o·ma·ta [mik-soh-muh-tuh]. /mɪkˈsoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
  1. 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

Other words from myxoma

  • myx·om·a·tous [mik-som-uh-tuhs], /mɪkˈsɒm ə təs/, noun

Words Nearby myxoma Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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 œdematous 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


/ (mɪkˈsəʊmə) /

nounplural -mas or -mata (-mətə)
  1. a tumour composed of mucous connective tissue, usually situated in subcutaneous tissue

Derived forms of myxoma

  • myxomatous (mɪkˈsɒmətəs), adjective

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