[ noo-roh-muh, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈroʊ mə, nyʊ- /

noun, plural neu·ro·mas, neu·ro·ma·ta [noo-roh-muh-tuh, nyoo-] /nʊˈroʊ mə tə, nyʊ-/. Pathology.

a tumor formed of nerve tissue.

Origin of neuroma

First recorded in 1830–40; neur- + -oma

Related forms

neu·rom·a·tous [noo-rom-uh-tuh s, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɒm ə təs, nyʊ-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for neuroma

  • Neuroma is a clinical term applied to all tumours, irrespective of their structure, which have their seat in nerves.

    Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Angioma, lymphangioma, and neuroma are described with the disease of the individual tissues.

    Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Neuroma usually develops within the sheath of the nerve with or without implicating the nerve fibers.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture

British Dictionary definitions for neuroma


/ (njʊˈrəʊmə) /

noun plural -mata (-mətə) or -mas

any tumour composed of nerve tissue

Derived Forms

neuromatous (njʊˈrɒmətəs), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for neuroma


[ nu-rōmə ]

n. pl. neu•ro•mas

A neoplasm derived from nerve tissue.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.