Definition of fibroma in English:

fibroma

noun

Medicine
  • A benign fibrous tumor of connective tissue.

    • ‘In about 1 percent of affected people, one or more fibromas become malignant and require treatment (surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation).’
    • ‘Desmoplastic fibroma is generally classified as a benign tumor and has not been shown to metastasize.’
    • ‘Sebaceous cysts, fibromas, papillomas, adenomas, sarcomas, carcinomas, and melanomas also have been reported.’
    • ‘Lipomas, hemangiomas, neuromas, and fibromas are benign neoplasms that occur in the neck.’
    • ‘Characteristic dermal fibromas and dermal or subcutaneous neurofibromas generally appear in late childhood or adolescence.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin fibra (see fiber) + -oma.

Pronunciation:

fibroma

/fīˈbrōmə/