neurofibroma
noun Date: circa 1892 a fibroma composed of nervous and connective tissue and produced by proliferation of Schwann cells

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  • neurofibroma — m. neurol. Proliferación tumoral del tejido conjuntivo de los nervios formada por células del perineurio y endoneurio. Medical Dictionary. 2011. neurofibroma …   Diccionario médico

  • neurofibroma — [noor΄ōfī brō′mə] n. pl. neurofibromas, neurofibromata [no͞o΄rō fī brō′mə tə] a tumor, usually benign, that consists of nerve fibers and connective tissue, caused by an abnormal proliferation of Schwann cells …   English World dictionary

  • neurofibroma — /noor oh fuy broh meuh, nyoor /, n., pl. neurofibromas, neurofibromata / meuh teuh/. Pathol. a benign neoplasm composed of the fibrous elements of a nerve. [1890 95; NEURO + FIBROMA] * * * …   Universalium

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  • neurofibroma — A moderately firm, benign, encapsulated tumor resulting from proliferation of Schwann cells in a disorderly pattern that includes portions of nerve fibers; in neurofibromatosis, neurofibromas are multiple. SYN: fibroneuroma. plexiform …   Medical dictionary

  • neurofibroma — n. type of tumorous growth on a nerve cell which is usually benign (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neurofibroma — [ˌnjʊərə(ʊ)fʌɪ brəʊmə] noun (plural neurofibromas or neurofibromata mətə) Medicine a tumour formed on a nerve cell sheath, frequently symptomless but occasionally malignant …   English new terms dictionary

  • neurofibroma — neu·ro·fibroma …   English syllables

  • neurofibroma — n. a benign tumour growing from the fibrous coverings of a peripheral nerve: it arises from Schwann cells, lacks a capsule (therefore it may incorporate nerve fibres), and is usually symptomless. When it develops from the sheath of a nerve root,… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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