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

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  • 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

  • Myxōma — (griech.), s. Schleimgewebsgeschwulst …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • myxoma — [mik sō′mə] n. pl. myxomas or myxomata [mikmə tə] [ MYX(O) + OMA] a tumor of connective tissue cells containing a mucuslike material myxomatous [mik sō′ mətəs] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Myxoma — For the atrial subtype, see Atrial myxoma. For the virus, see Myxoma virus. Myxomatous redirects here. It is not to be confused with Myxomatosis. Myxoma Classification and external resources …   Wikipedia

  • myxoma — A benign neoplasm derived from connective tissue, consisting chiefly of polyhedral and stellate cells that are loosely embedded in a soft mucoid matrix, thereby resembling primitive mesenchymal tissue; occurs frequently intramuscularly (where it… …   Medical dictionary

  • myxoma — n. a benign gelatinous tumour of connective tissue. Atrial myxoma is a tumour of the heart, usually of the left side, arising from the septum dividing the two upper chambers. Symptoms may include fever, lassitude, joint pains, and sudden loss of… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • 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

  • myxoma — noun A tumor of primitive connective tissue …   Wiktionary

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

  • myxoma — [mɪk səʊmə] noun (plural myxomas or myxomata mətə) Medicine a benign tumour of connective tissue containing mucous or gelatinous material. Derivatives myxomatous adjective …   English new terms dictionary

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