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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: hi'ber-no'ma

Definition: A rare type of benign neoplasm in humans, consisting of brown fat that resembles the fat in certain hibernating animals; individual tumor cells contain multiple lipid droplets.

[L. hibernus, pertaining to winter, + G. -oma, tumor]

See Also: brown fat

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