- a benign tumor of the skin or mucous membrane consisting of hypertrophied epithelial tissue, as a wart.
Origin of papilloma
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Examples from the Web for papilloma
Papilloma may occur on any part of the tongue, and at any age.
A papilloma, when sessile, may simulate cancer; these tumours show a marked tendency to become malignant.
Other tumours of the gums, such as angioma and papilloma, are rare.
The latter procedure usually accomplishes the control of the hemorrhage incident to a deep dissection for papilloma or verucca.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
The majority of the former were papilloma , fibroma , enchondroma , and intratracheal struma .
- pathol a benign tumour derived from epithelial tissue and forming a rounded or lobulated mass
C19: from papilla + -oma
Word Origin and History for papilloma
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A benign epithelial tumor projecting from the surrounding surface.papillary tumor villoma