osteoma

[ os-tee-oh-muh ]

noun,plural os·te·o·mas, os·te·o·ma·ta [os-tee-oh-muh-tuh]. /ˌɒs tiˈoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
  1. a benign tumor composed of osseous tissue.

Origin of osteoma

1
First recorded in 1840–50; oste- + -oma

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How to use osteoma in a sentence

  • The spongy or cancellous osteoma is really an ossified chondroma, and is met with at the ends of the long bones (Fig. 52).

    Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • The ivory or compact osteoma is composed of dense bone, and usually grows from the skull.

    Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Subungual exostosis is an osteoma growing from the terminal phalanx of the great toe (Fig. 107).

    Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Clinically, the osteoma forms a hard, indolent tumour attached to a bone.

    Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • osteoma—usually the ivory variety—may originate in the wall of the orbit, or may spread from the adjacent sinuses.

British Dictionary definitions for osteoma

osteoma

/ (ˌɒstɪˈəʊmə) /


nounplural -mata (-mətə) or -mas
  1. a benign tumour composed of bone or bonelike tissue

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