Definition of Desmoid

1. a. Resembling, or having the characteristics of, a ligament; ligamentous.



Definition of Desmoid

1. Adjective. Pertaining to a bundle. ¹

2. Adjective. (pathology) Fibrous; having closely interwoven fibres in bundles. ¹

3. Adjective. (medicine) Resembling, or having the characteristics of, a ligament or fibre; ligamentous, fibrous. ¹

4. Noun. A desmoid tumour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Desmoid

1. a very hard tumor [n -S]

Medical Definition of Desmoid

1. Resembling, or having the characteristics of, a ligament; ligamentous. Origin: Gr. Desmos ligament. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Desmoid

desmocollin
desmocranium
desmocyte
desmocytes
desmodium
desmodiums
desmodont
desmodonts
desmodromic
desmodynia
desmogenous
desmoglein
desmogleins
desmognathous
desmography
desmoid (current term)
desmoid tumour
desmoids
desmolases
desmology
desmomyaria
desmon
desmonds
desmopathy
desmoplakin
desmoplaquin
desmoplasia
desmoplastic
desmoplastic cerebral astrocytoma
desmoplastic fibroma

Literary usage of Desmoid

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1. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1888)
"desmoid (FIBROID) TUMOR OF THE ABDOMINAL WALLS. BY EDWARD J. ILL, MD, ... Let me, therefore, relate two cases of desmoid tumors which have occurred in my ..."

2. Diseases of the digestive organs: With Special Reference to Their Diagnosis by Charles Dettie Aaron (1921)
"The desmoid test is based upon the observation of Adolf Schmidt, that the digestion of raw connective tissue is confined to the stomach. ..."

3. The Principles of surgery by James Miller (1852)
"They are sometimes called desmoid, from the Fi8- 58- resemblance of their fibres to those of ligament (<Ss<j>os); to the structure of which indeed they ..."

4. Diseases of the Stomach and Upper Alimentary Tract by Anthony Bassler (1916)
"(desmoid Reaction).—On the principle that a stomach which is secreting gastric juice would digest catgut, contrivances tied with this substance and ..."

5. A Text-book of practical gynecology: For Practitioners and Students by David Tod Gilliam, Earl M. Gilliam (1916)
"Percussion yields a muffled resonance, and the fat-wave may be eliminated by creating an artificial diaphragm. desmoid Tumors.—These are growths in the ..."

6. A Text-book on Minor Surgery by John Colin Vaughan (1922)
"desmoid.—A special tumor peculiar to the abdominal ... is known clinically as a desmoid. Some authorities consider it a fibroma showing a strong tendency to ..."

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