[ fahy-muh ]

noun,plural phy·mas, phy·ma·ta [fahy-muh-tuh]. /ˈfaɪ mə tə/. Pathology.
  1. 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 phŷlonphylon) + -ma noun suffix denoting result

Other words from phyma

  • phy·mat·ic [fahy-mat-ik], /faɪˈmæt ɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby phyma Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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