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
Related formsneu·rom·a·tous [noo-rom-uh-tuh s, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɒm ə təs, nyʊ-/, adjective
First recorded in 1830–40; neur-
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Neuroma usually develops within the sheath of the nerve with or without implicating the nerve fibers.
Angioma, lymphangioma, and neuroma are described with the disease of the individual tissues.
Neuroma is a clinical term applied to all tumours, irrespective of their structure, which have their seat in nerves.
British Dictionary definitions for neuroma
noun plural -mata (-mətə) or -mas
Derived Formsneuromatous (njʊˈrɒmətəs), adjective
any tumour composed of nerve tissue
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n. pl. neu•ro•mas
A neoplasm derived from nerve tissue.
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