[ mik-soh-muh ]
/ mɪkˈsoʊ mə /
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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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Origin of myxoma

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


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.”

    Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • The innocent form is usually fibrous or myxomatous, and is definitely encapsulated.

    Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • It may become cystic as a result of hæmorrhage or of myxomatous degeneration.

    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 of myxoma

myxomatous (mɪkˈsɒmətəs), adjective
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Medical definitions for myxoma

[ mĭk-sōmə ]

n. pl. myx•o•mas
A benign tumor composed of connective tissue embedded in mucus.

Other words from myxoma

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