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 (no͝o-rō′mə, nyo͝o-)
n. pl. neu·ro·mas or neu·ro·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A tumor composed of nerve tissue.


n, pl -mata (-mətə) or -mas
(Pathology) any tumour composed of nerve tissue
neuromatous adj


(nʊˈroʊ mə, nyʊ-)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a tumor formed of nerve tissue.
neu•rom′a•tous (-ˈrɒm ə təs) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neuroma - any tumor derived from cells of the nervous system
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose


n neurinoma m; neuroma m; acoustic — (vestibular schwannoma) schwannoma m vestibular, neurinoma del acústico; Morton’s — neuroma de Morton
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It said smaller studies supported a similar conclusion for acoustic neuroma, but the evidence was not convincing for other types of cancer.
In less than a minute, the AI system is capable of spotting the three most common types of brain tumor, namely brain metastasis, meningioma, and acoustic neuroma, said NTUH.
ISLAMABAD -- Excessive use of smart phone is dangerous for children's health and may cause cancer, tumor such as glioma and acoustic neuroma as brain tissue of children absorbed about two times more microwave radiations than that of adults and the bone marrow of children soak up 10 times more radiation.
A neuroma is a pinched nerve caused by swelling, a growth, and/or scar tissue thickening around a nerve.
Kelly Stafford, 29, was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma resting on her cranial nerves, which requires surgery.
He not only served as our department chair, but was notably one of the earliest pioneers of cochlear implants and auditory brainstem implants, and was recognized as one of America's leading experts of acoustic neuroma management and cochlear implantation.
An acoustic neuroma, a non-cancerous tumour that grows on the nerve connecting the ear to the brain.
He blames Nokia phones for giving him an acoustic neuroma on a nerve between his inner ear and brain.
Stefano Bertone won a statefunded pension for Roberto Romeo, 57, after claiming excessive mobile use caused his acoustic neuroma tumour - the same type as Neil's.
Acoustic neuroma (AN) is a benign tumor arising from the perineural Schwann cells of the vestibular branch of the vestibulo-cochlear nerve.
The three main approaches for acoustic neuroma surgeries are the middle fossa, translabyrinthine, and retrosigmoid.
A neuroma, also known as a "pinched nerve", is a benign growth of nerve tissue that causes a burning sensation, tingling or numbness.