Definitions for fibroadenomaˌfaɪ broʊˌæd nˈoʊ mə; -mə tə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fi•bro•ad•e•no•maˌfaɪ broʊˌæd nˈoʊ mə; -mə tə(n.)(pl.)-mas, -ma•ta
a benign tumor originating from glandular tissue.
Origin of fibroadenoma:
benign and movable and firm and not tender tumor of the breast; common in young women and caused by high levels of estrogen
A benign tumour of the breast
Fibroadenomas of the breast, are lumps composed of fibrous and glandular tissue. Because breast cancer can also appear as a lump, doctors may recommend a tissue sample to rule out cancer in older patients. Unlike typical lumps from breast cancer, fibroadenomas are easy to move, with clearly defined edges. Fibroadenomas are sometimes called breast mice or a breast mouse owing to their high mobility in the breast.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An adenoma containing fibrous tissue. It should be differentiated from ADENOFIBROMA which is a tumor composed of connective tissue (fibroma) containing glandular (adeno-) structures. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
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