Definition of angioma in English:

angioma

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nounplural noun angiomas, plural noun angiomata/-mətə/

Medicine
  • An abnormal growth produced by the dilatation or new formation of blood vessels.

    ‘The physician should check for evidence of chronic alcoholism, including spider angiomata, gynecomastia, enlarged liver, or abnormal blood test results (elevated mean corpuscular volume or g-glutamyl transferase level).’
    • ‘The laser can also provide relief for symptoms caused by benign airway tumors such as hamartomas, papillomas, polyps, and angiomas.’
    • ‘Fluid-filled cysts or tumors (benign or cancerous) may develop around the angiomas, worsening these symptoms.’
    • ‘Neurological problems include unusual blood vessel growths on the brain called angiomas.’
    • ‘Cherry angiomas are acquired vascular lesions that occur in up to 50 percent of adults.’

Pronunciation

angioma

/ˌanjēˈōmə/ /ˌændʒiˈoʊmə/

Origin

Late 19th century from Greek angeion ‘vessel’+ -oma.