from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A benign tumor composed chiefly of fat cells.
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- n. A nonmalignant tumor comprising fat cells.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tumor consisting of fat or adipose tissue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a tumor formed of fatty tissue. Also called adipoma and liparocele.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tumor consisting of fatty tissue
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Invaginations account for 2/3 of small bowel occlusion caused by up to 80% of tumors and the lipoma is the most frequent benign tumor that causes invagination in its submucous polypoid and it is in more or less scissile form.
A lipoma is a growth made up of fat cells that occurs just below the skin.
Now none of this means that kale is a treatment for lipoma.
The tumor was about four or five inches across and tests at another doctor's office said it was a benign tumor called a lipoma.
But he shot an e-mail saying the guys in Balad thought it was a lipoma.
I've got a lipoma, too, but so far it's just sat there like, well, a lump of fat.
The appointment had been a relief, a lump was no more than a lipoma, just a piece of annoying fatty tissue.
Obsession with appearance leads to unnecessary surgeries (e.g., lipoma removals).
Also, strangely, I developed a lipoma over the spot the doctor lanced, but it appeared when I was in my mid-20s.
A lipoma bundle of harmless fat is the most common guesstimate made in such circs.