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lei·o·my·o·ma

 (lī′ō-mī-ō′mə)
n. pl. lei·o·my·o·mas or lei·o·my·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A benign tumor derived from smooth muscle, occurring most often in the uterus.

[Greek leios, smooth; see (s)lei- in Indo-European roots + myoma.]

lei′o·my·o′ma·tous (-ō′mə-təs, -ŏm′ə-) adj.

lei•o•my•o•ma

(ˌlaɪ oʊ maɪˈoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a benign tumor composed of nonstriated muscular tissue. Compare rhabdomyoma.
[1885–90; < Greek leîo(s) smooth + myoma]
lei•o•my•om•a•tous (ˌlaɪ oʊ maɪˈɒm ə təs, -ˈoʊ mə təs) adj.

leiomyoma

A noncancerous tumor of smooth muscle. Fibroids are common leiomyomas that occur in the uterus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leiomyoma - benign tumor of smooth muscle (usually in the uterus or digestive tract)
myoma - a benign tumor composed of muscle tissue
Translations

lei·o·my·o·ma

n. leiomioma, tumor benigno compuesto esencialmente de tejido muscular liso.

leiomyoma

n leiomioma m; uterine — leiomioma uterino
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