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papilloma

[ pap-uh-loh-muh ]

noun

, Pathology.
, plural pap·il·lo·ma·ta [pap-, uh, -, loh, -m, uh, -t, uh], pap·il·lo·mas.
  1. a benign tumor of the skin or mucous membrane consisting of hypertrophied epithelial tissue, as a wart.


papilloma

/ ˌpæpɪˈləʊmə /

noun

  1. pathol a benign tumour derived from epithelial tissue and forming a rounded or lobulated mass


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Derived Forms

  • ˌpapilˈlomatous, adjective
  • ˌpapilˌlomaˈtosis, noun

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Other Words From

  • papil·loma·tosis noun
  • pap·il·lo·ma·tous [pap-, uh, -, loh, -m, uh, -t, uh, s, -, lom, -, uh, -], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of papilloma1

From New Latin, dating back to 1865–70; papilla, -oma

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Word History and Origins

Origin of papilloma1

C19: from papilla + -oma

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Example Sentences

The majority of the former were papilloma , fibroma , enchondroma , and intratracheal struma .

It is a suitable method for the removal of papilloma, fibroma, and bleeding polypus of the septum.

The innocent forms are the papilloma and the adenoma; the malignant, the carcinoma or cancer.

Other tumours of the gums, such as angioma and papilloma, are rare.

A papilloma, when sessile, may simulate cancer; these tumours show a marked tendency to become malignant.

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