Definition of desmoid in English:



  • Denoting a type of fibrous tumor of muscle and connective tissue, typically in the abdomen.

    ‘In the first part of the study, BMPs were found in both fibrous dysplasia and desmoid tumors.’
    • ‘Desmoplastic fibroma may also resemble the desmoid tumor of soft tissue when the latter infiltrates bone.’
    • ‘In one fragment, skeletal muscle appeared to be infiltrated by this process, consistent with that seen in desmoid tumor.’
    • ‘In general, however, desmoid tumors are richer in collagen fibers and less cellular than IMTs, and, in addition, numerous inflammatory cells are unusual features in the desmoid tumors.’
    • ‘Also important are aggressive desmoid disease and other rare malignant disease.’



/ˈdezmoid/ /ˈdɛzmɔɪd/


Mid 19th century from Greek desmos ‘bond’ or desmē ‘bundle’+ -oid.