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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.
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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.
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leiomyoma

A noncancerous tumor of smooth muscle. Fibroids are common leiomyomas that occur in the uterus.
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Noun1.leiomyoma - benign tumor of smooth muscle (usually in the uterus or digestive tract)
myoma - a benign tumor composed of muscle tissue
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lei·o·my·o·ma

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

n leiomioma m; uterine — leiomioma uterino
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Taylor, "Submucosal uterine leiomyomas have a global effect on molecular determinants of endometrial receptivity," Fertility and Sterility, vol.
Leiomyomas are the most common type of benign neoplasm in the uterus.
Leiomyomas are the most frequent tumors of the round ligament of the uterus.
The chromosomal location of ESR2 gene has been frequently rearranged in uterine leiomyomata and other benign tumors which could play a major role in the etiology of leiomyomas (5).
Previous reports have demonstrated that genes that encode ECM proteins were expressed abnormally in leiomyomas.
Leiomyomas (LMAs) are benign tumors of smooth muscle phenotype.
Leiomyomas are benign soft-tissue neoplasms which are originated from smooth muscle cells.
Angiomyomas are benign tumors of the smooth muscles classified as a subtype of leiomyomas. They are infrequent in the oral cavity.
The search terms, which were combined using Boolean operators ("or" and "and"), included the following: uterine leiomyomas, leiomyoma, myoma, fibroma, fibromyoma, fibroleiomyoma, leiomyomata, uterine artery embolization, apparent diffusion coefficient, diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging, and diffusion-weighted imaging.
Leiomyomas constitute a small part of these neoplasms and can occur anywhere in the body where smooth muscle is found such as the skin, the eyes, the uterus, the bladder, and the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts.
Keywords: Leiomyomas, nodules, disseminated pattern.
Bladder and urethral leiomyomas are rare entities (1).