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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: par'a-fi-no'ma


A tumefaction, usually a granuloma, caused by the prosthetic or therapeutic injection of paraffin into the tissues; sometimes used with reference to similar lesions resulting from the injection of any oil, wax, or the like.

Synonym(s): paraffin tumor

See Also: lipogranuloma

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