Definition of thymoma in English:

thymoma

noun

Medicine
  • A rare, usually benign tumor arising from thymus tissue and sometimes associated with myasthenia gravis.

    • ‘Rare cases of thymomas, thymic carcinomas, and lymphomas have been reported.’
    • ‘Among the topics discussed are how to code gastrointestinal sarcomas and malignant lymphomas, as well as malignant thymomas.’
    • ‘The majority of thymomas are benign, and patients have a survival rate equal to that of the general population.’
    • ‘At this point the differential diagnosis included thymoma, teratoma and lymphoma.’
    • ‘About 45% of thymomas are associated with myasthenia gravis.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from thymus + -oma.

Pronunciation:

thymoma

/THīˈmōmə/