[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. neurologist,
  2. neurology,
  3. neurolysin,
  4. neurolysis,
  5. neurolytic,
  6. neuroma cutis,
  7. neuroma telangiectodes,
  8. neuromalacia,
  9. neuromarketing,
  10. neuromast

Origin of neuroma

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

Related formsneu·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 Formsneuromatous (njʊˈrɒmətəs), adjective

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Medicine definitions for neuroma


[ nu-rōmə ]

n. pl. neu•ro•mas

A neoplasm derived from nerve tissue.

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