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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: hel'min-tho'ma

Definition: A discrete nodule of granulomatous inflammation (including the healed stage) caused by a helminth or its products, so termed on the basis of certain gross resemblances to a neoplasm.

[G. helmins, worm, + -oma, tumor]

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