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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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The 22-year-old was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma in January and will be unavailable for the coming months.
Fortunately, she grew up and so won't fall foul of Morton's neuroma, a painful condition that compresses nerves between the toes, described as "like walking on razor blades".
Developed by Hammacher Schlemmer using technology pioneered by NASA to heal astronauts' injuries, it employs 172 LEDs-152 infrared LEDs that produce a wavelength invisible to the human eye and 20 red LEDs that combine to penetrate deep into tissues to help relieve the soreness common with plantar fasciitis, neuroma, and tendonitis.
A true Morton's neuroma is painful with tight shoes and relief is obtained almost immediately by removing the shoe and rubbing the affected area.
com)-- The Center for Morton's neuroma opened early this year to offer comprehensive and specialized treatment to patients suffering from Morton's neuroma.
Martin et al reviewed 276 cases of acoustic neuroma and found that 22% of them grew; their mean annual growth rate was 4 mm (range: 0.
The product is hoped to help patients suffering from pain as a result of conditions such as Morton's neuroma affecting the ball of the foot, amputations or other nerve damage in the foot.
Their topics include the surgical anatomy of the cerebellopontine angle, nerve monitoring for cerebellopontine angle surgery, vestibular neurotomy by minimally invasive retrosigmoid approach, hearing preservation surgery for acoustic neuroma, and auditory brainstem implants.
I have a big lump in my foot from the Morton's neuroma.
A Morton's neuroma is an inflamed nerve that causes pain in the sole of the foot, usually between the third and fourth toes.
20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A 60-year-old male patient with an acoustic neuroma became the first person to receive Gamma Knife radiosurgery at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN, London).
A report released by the World Health Organization and its affiliated International Agency for Research on Cancere said a panel of international experts found "limited" evidence that radio-frequency energy from wireless phones could increase the risk for glioma and acoustic neuroma.