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noun, plural rhab·do·my·o·mas, rhab·do·my·o·ma·ta [rab-doh-mahy-oh-muh-tuh] /ˌræb doʊ maɪˈoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
  1. a benign tumor made up of striated muscular tissue.
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Compare leiomyoma.

Origin of rhabdomyoma

First recorded in 1875–80; rhabdo- + myoma
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British Dictionary definitions for rhabdomyoma


noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)
  1. pathol a benign tumour of striated muscle
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from Greek rhabdos a rod + myoma
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rhabdomyoma in Medicine


  1. A benign tumor derived from striated muscle.
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