Definition of Lipoma

1. Noun. A tumor consisting of fatty tissue.

Exact synonyms: Adipose Tumor
Generic synonyms: Neoplasm, Tumor, Tumour

Definition of Lipoma

1. n. A tumor consisting of fat or adipose tissue.

Definition of Lipoma

1. Noun. (pathology) A nonmalignant tumor comprising fat cells. ¹

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Definition of Lipoma

1. A lipoma is a benign tumor composed of fatty tissue. These are the most common form of soft tissue tumor. Lipomas are soft to the touch, usually moveable, and are generally painless. Many lipomas are small (under one centimeter diameter) but can enlarge to sizes greater than six centimeters. Lipomas are commonly found in adults from 40 to 60 years of age, but can also be found in children. Some sources say that malignant transformation can occur, while others claim that this has yet to be convincingly documented.

Medical Definition of Lipoma

1. Clumps of fat cells. Literally, fat cancer. These are benign tumours that can form in the breast. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lipoma

lipoid proteinosis
lipoid theory of narcosis
lipoidosis corneae
lipoidosis cutis et mucosae
lipoma (current term)
lipoma annulare colli
lipoma arborescens
lipoma capsulare
lipoma cavernosum
lipoma fibrosum
lipoma myxomatodes
lipoma ossificans
lipoma petrificans
lipoma sarcomatodes
lipomatosis neurotica

Literary usage of Lipoma

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1. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"lipoma. FATTY TUMOR. lipoma is composed of fat-tissue, exhibiting a lobular structure and traversed by septa of connective tissue, which carries the ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1866)
"lipoma is developed much more slowly than diffuse hydrocele. 2. It is not attended with inflammation. 3. Its form is very variable, while that of diffuse ..."

3. A Manual of Pathological Histology by Victor Cornil (1880)
"The definition of lipoma is based upon the cellule-adipose tissue which constitutes it. AVe do not recognize as a lipoma the masses of adipose tissue which ..."

4. A Text-book of Diseases of the Nose and Throat by David Braden Kyle (1900)
"lipoma of the pharynx is of rare occurrence, only one case having been reported ... One case has been reported by Bach in which lipoma occurred in the right ..."

5. A Treatise on diseases of the skin for advanced students and practitioners by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1916)
"lipoma Definition.—A new growth composed of fat tissue, seated in the corium or subcutaneous tissue. Symptoms.—This formation, which usually comes under the ..."

6. Neoplastic Diseases: A Treatise on Tumors by James Ewing (1922)
"The consistence is usually that of normal fat tissue, lipoma molle, ... lipoma of forearm in adult, containing fetal fat tissue. secondary changes, or, ..."

7. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1912)
"One of her two girls had a lipoma on the back, the other a large lipoma of the labium majus, ... lipoma in the right labium in a child of ten years. 5. ..."

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