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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.
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Origin of osteoma

First recorded in 1840–50; oste- + -oma
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Examples from the Web for osteoma

Historical Examples of osteoma

  • The multiple variety of osteoma is considered with the diseases of 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.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for osteoma

osteoma

noun plural -mata (-mətə) or -mas
  1. a benign tumour composed of bone or bonelike tissue
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osteoma in Medicine

osteoma

(ŏs′tē-ōmə)
n. pl. os•te•o•mas
  1. A benign tumor composed of bony tissue, often developing on the skull.
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