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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: pap'i-lo'ma

Definition: A circumscribed, benign epithelial tumor projecting from the surrounding surface; more precisely, a benign epithelial neoplasm consisting of villous or arborescent outgrowths of fibrovascular stroma covered by neoplastic cells.

Synonym(s): papillary tumor

[papilla + G. -oma, tumor]

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