[ 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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM myxomamyx·om·a·tous [mik-som-uh-tuhs], /mɪkˈsɒm ə təs/, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for myxoma
It may become cystic as a result of hæmorrhage or of myxomatous degeneration.
The innocent form is usually fibrous or myxomatous, and is definitely encapsulated.
Myxomatous tissue is also a prominent constituent of the “innocent parotid tumour.”
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 of myxomamyxomatous (mɪkˈsɒmətəs), adjective
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Medical definitions for myxoma
[ mĭk-sō′mə ]
n. pl. myx•o•mas
A benign tumor composed of connective tissue embedded in mucus.
Other words from myxomamyx•o′ma•tous (-sō′mə-təs, -sŏm′ə-) adj.
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