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nounPlural fibroadenomas, Plural fibroadenomataMedicine
A tumour formed of mixed fibrous and glandular tissue, typically occurring as a benign growth in the breast.
- ‘There are benign breast tumors called fibroadenomas (some women call the ‘fibroids’), which are part of the fibrocystic tendencies.’
- ‘For example, a teenager with a fibroadenoma (fibroid tumor) may choose to have the lump removed by excisional biopsy.’
- ‘Benign lumps can be caused by cysts (sacs of fluid which build up in the breast tissue) or fibroadenomas (solid growths made up of fibrous and glandular tissue).’
- ‘Among benign breast tumors, fibroadenomas were the most common.’
- ‘In this study, most benign tumoral lesions were categorized as fibroadenomas and adenomas.’
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