Definitions for myxomamɪkˈsoʊ mə; -mə tə
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a benign tumor of connective tissue containing jellylike material
A tumor of primitive connective tissue.
a tumor made up of a gelatinous tissue resembling that found in the umbilical cord
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. mucus + -oma.]
A myxoma is a tumor of primitive connective tissue. It is the most common primary tumor of the heart in adults, but can also occur in other locations.
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A benign neoplasm derived from connective tissue, consisting chiefly of polyhedral and stellate cells that are loosely embedded in a soft mucoid matrix, thereby resembling primitive mesenchymal tissue. It occurs frequently intramuscularly where it may be mistaken for a sarcoma. It appears also in the jaws and the skin. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
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