Definition of papilloma in English:


nounplural noun papillomas, plural noun papillomata/-mətə/

  • A small wartlike growth on the skin or on a mucous membrane, derived from the epidermis and usually benign.

    ‘Surface epithelial neoplasms consist of squamous cell papillomas, transitional cell papillomas, and papillary adenomas.’
    • ‘The laser can also provide relief for symptoms caused by benign airway tumors such as hamartomas, papillomas, polyps, and angiomas.’
    • ‘Epidermoid cysts, squamous papillomas, and fibroepithelial polyps do not usually present differential diagnostic difficulties.’
    • ‘Ependymomas and choroid plexus papillomas generally appear cytologically benign or bland.’
    • ‘Laryngeal papillomas are the most common benign laryngeal growths in children.’



/ˌpapəˈlōmə/ /ˌpæpəˈloʊmə/


Mid 19th century from papilla+ -oma.