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Pronunciation: mik'so-nu-ro'ma


  1. Obsolete term for a tumefaction resulting from abnormal proliferation of Schwann cells, in which focal or diffuse degenerative changes result in portions that resemble primitive mesenchymal tissue.
  2. Obsolete term for a neurilemoma, meningioma, or glioma in which the stroma is myxomatous in nature.

[myxo- + G. neuron, nerve, + -oma, tumor]

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