noun, plural pap·il·lo·ma·ta [pap-uh-loh-muh-tuh] /ˌpæp əˈloʊ mə tə/, pap·il·lo·mas. Pathology.

a benign tumor of the skin or mucous membrane consisting of hypertrophied epithelial tissue, as a wart.

Origin of papilloma

From New Latin, dating back to 1865–70; see origin at papilla, -oma
Related formspap·il·lo·ma·to·sis, nounpap·il·lo·ma·tous [pap-uh-loh-muh-tuh s, -lom-uh-] /ˌpæp əˈloʊ mə təs, -ˈlɒm ə-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -mata (-mətə) or -mas

pathol a benign tumour derived from epithelial tissue and forming a rounded or lobulated mass
Derived Formspapillomatous, adjectivepapillomatosis, noun

Word Origin for papilloma

C19: from papilla + -oma
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Word Origin and History for papilloma

1866, a modern Latin hybrid from papilla + -oma.

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Medicine definitions for papilloma



n. pl. pap•il•lo•mas

A benign epithelial tumor projecting from the surrounding surface.papillary tumor villoma
Related formspap′il•loma•tous (-təs) adj.
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