[ 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.

Origin of phyma

1685–95; < Latin < Greek phȳ́ma a swelling, tumor, equivalent to phȳ́(esthai) to grow (akin to phŷlon phylon) + -ma noun suffix denoting result
Related formsphy·mat·ic [fahy-mat-ik] /faɪˈmæt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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[ fīmə ]


A nodule or small rounded tumor of the skin.
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