a soft tumor composed of connective and mucoid tissue.
- myx·om·a·tous [mik-som-uh-tuhs], /mɪkˈsɒm ə təs/, noun
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How to use myxoma in a sentence
The most familiar example is that of the myxoma virus, a pathogen introduced to Australia in 1950 to rid the country of rabbits.
Myxomatous tissue is also a prominent constituent of the “innocent parotid tumour.”
The innocent form is usually fibrous or myxomatous, and is definitely encapsulated.
It may become cystic as a result of hæmorrhage or of myxomatous degeneration.
British Dictionary definitions for myxoma
a tumour composed of mucous connective tissue, usually situated in subcutaneous tissue
- myxomatous (mɪkˈsɒmətəs), adjective
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