Meaning of fibroma in English:


Pronunciation /fʌɪˈbrəʊmə/

nounplural noun fibromas, plural noun fibromata/fʌɪˈbrəʊmətə/

  • A benign fibrous tumour of connective tissue.

    ‘Lipomas, hemangiomas, neuromas, and fibromas are benign neoplasms that occur in the neck.’
    • ‘Sebaceous cysts, fibromas, papillomas, adenomas, sarcomas, carcinomas, and melanomas also have been reported.’
    • ‘Desmoplastic fibroma is generally classified as a benign tumor and has not been shown to metastasize.’
    • ‘In about 1 percent of affected people, one or more fibromas become malignant and require treatment (surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation).’
    • ‘Characteristic dermal fibromas and dermal or subcutaneous neurofibromas generally appear in late childhood or adolescence.’


Mid 19th century from Latin fibra (see fibre) + -oma.