Definitions for leiomyomaˌlaɪ oʊ maɪˈoʊ mə; -mə tə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lei•o•my•o•maˌlaɪ oʊ maɪˈoʊ mə; -mə tə(n.)(pl.)-mas, -ma•ta
a benign tumor composed of nonstriated muscular tissue.
Ref: Compare rhabdomyoma.
Origin of leiomyoma:
1885–90; < Gk leîo(s) smooth +myoma
lei•o•my•om•a•tousˌlaɪ oʊ maɪˈɒm ə təs, -ˈoʊ mə təs(adj.)
benign tumor of smooth muscle (usually in the uterus or digestive tract)
A non-cancerous tumor of smooth muscle.
A leiomyoma is a benign smooth muscle neoplasm that is very rarely premalignant. They can occur in any organ, but the most common forms occur in the uterus, small bowel and the esophagus.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A benign tumor derived from smooth muscle tissue, also known as a fibroid tumor. They rarely occur outside of the UTERUS and the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT but can occur in the SKIN and SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE, probably arising from the smooth muscle of small blood vessels in these tissues.
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