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Pronunciation: nu-ro'ma

Definition: General term for any neoplasm derived from cells of the nervous system; on the basis of newer knowledge pertaining to cytologic and histologic characteristics, a variety of neoplasms, formerly placed in the general category of neuroma, may now be classified in more specific categories, ganglioneuroma, neurilemoma, pseudoneuroma, and others.

[neuro- + G. -oma, tumor]

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