phyma

[ 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 phyma

phy·mat·ic [fahy-mat-ik], /faɪˈmæt ɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for phyma

phyma
[ fīmə ]

n.

A nodule or small rounded tumor of the skin.
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