Meaning of fibroadenoma in English:


Pronunciation /ˌfʌɪbrəʊadɪˈnəʊmə/

nounplural noun fibroadenomas, plural noun fibroadenomata/ˌfʌɪbrəʊadɪˈnəʊmətə/

  • A tumour formed of mixed fibrous and glandular tissue, typically occurring as a benign growth in the breast.

    ‘There are benign breast tumors called fibroadenomas (some women call the ‘fibroids’), which are part of the fibrocystic tendencies.’
    • ‘Benign lumps can be caused by cysts (sacs of fluid which build up in the breast tissue) or fibroadenomas (solid growths made up of fibrous and glandular tissue).’
    • ‘Among benign breast tumors, fibroadenomas were the most common.’
    • ‘In this study, most benign tumoral lesions were categorized as fibroadenomas and adenomas.’
    • ‘For example, a teenager with a fibroadenoma (fibroid tumor) may choose to have the lump removed by excisional biopsy.’