One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tumour of nerve sheath (Schwann cell) origin; a neurilemmoma or schwannoma.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Thomas Stedman (1853–1938). From German Neurinoma from neuro- + ancient Greek ἰνός, genitive singular of ἴς sinew, tendon, fibre + -oma.
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