Definition of pseudotumour in English:

pseudotumour

noun

Medicine
  • 1A mass or other lesion that gives rise to signs or symptoms suggestive of a neoplasm but is non-neoplastic (usually inflammatory or hyperplastic) in origin.

  • 2More fully "pseudotumour cerebri". A syndrome characterized by increased intracranial pressure occurring in the absence of an intracranial mass or abnormality of the cerebral ventricles.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Todd's Cyclopaedia of Anatomy and Physiology. From pseudo- + tumour.

Pronunciation

pseudotumour

/ˈs(j)uːdəʊˌtjuːmə/