[ fahy-muh ]
/ ˈfaɪ mə /
noun, plural phy·mas, phy·ma·ta [fahy-muh-tuh]. /ˈfaɪ mə tə/. Pathology.
a nodule, swelling, or small, rounded tumor of the skin.
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Origin of phyma
1685–95; <Latin <Greek phȳ́ma a swelling, tumor, equivalent to phȳ́(esthai) to grow (akin to phŷlonphylon) + -ma noun suffix denoting result
OTHER WORDS FROM phymaphy·mat·ic [fahy-mat-ik], /faɪˈmæt ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby phyma
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Example sentences from the Web for phyma
The Phyma appears after the same manner as the Phygeton, and suppurates.The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method|Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
Medical definitions for phyma
[ fī′mə ]
A nodule or small rounded tumor of the skin.
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