Myxomata
Myxoma Myx*o"ma, n.; pl. {Myxomata}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? mucus + -oma.] (Med.) A tumor made up of a gelatinous tissue resembling that found in the umbilical cord. [1913 Webster]

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  • myxomata — mɪk səʊmÉ™ n. soft tumor of mucoid tissue (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Mucous — Mu cous, a. [L. mucosus, fr. mucus mucus.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance. [1913 Webster] 2. Secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mucous membrane — Mucous Mu cous, a. [L. mucosus, fr. mucus mucus.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance. [1913 Webster] 2. Secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mucous patches — Mucous Mu cous, a. [L. mucosus, fr. mucus mucus.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance. [1913 Webster] 2. Secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mucous tissue — Mucous Mu cous, a. [L. mucosus, fr. mucus mucus.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance. [1913 Webster] 2. Secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Myxoma — Myx*o ma, n.; pl. {Myxomata}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? mucus + oma.] (Med.) A tumor made up of a gelatinous tissue resembling that found in the umbilical cord. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • myxoma — noun (plural mas; also myxomata) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek myxa Date: 1870 a soft tumor made up of gelatinous connective tissue like that of the umbilical cord • myxomatous adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Myxomatosis — For the Radiohead song, see Hail to the Thief. Not to be confused with Myxoma. European Rabbit in Shropshire, England, infected with myxomatosis, caused by the Myxoma virus Myxomatosis (sometimes shortened to myxi ) is a disease that affects… …   Wikipedia

  • myxoma virus — A poxvirus (see Poxviridae) that causes myxomatosis. Originally isolated from a species of wild rabbit, Sylvilagus, in Brazil, in which it causes a mild non fatal disease, it was found to be 99% fatal in the European rabbit Oryctylagus. It causes …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • myxoma — myxomatous /mik som euh teuhs/, n. /mik soh meuh/, n., pl. myxomas, myxomata / meuh teuh/. Pathol. a soft tumor composed of connective and mucoid tissue. [1865 70; < NL; see MYX , OMA] * * * …   Universalium

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