[noo r-oh-fahy-broh-muh, nyoo r-]
noun, plural neu·ro·fi·bro·mas, neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·ta [noo r-oh-fahy-broh-muh-tuh, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ faɪˈbroʊ mə tə, ˌnyʊər-/. Pathology.
  1. a benign neoplasm composed of the fibrous elements of a nerve.

Origin of neurofibroma

First recorded in 1890–95; neuro- + fibroma Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

neurofibromata in Medicine


  1. A moderately firm, benign, nonencapsulated tumor that results from the disorderly proliferation of Schwann cells and that includes portions of nerve fibers.fibroneuroma schwannoma
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