Teratoma



noun, plural teratomas, teratomata
[ter-uh-toh-muh-tuh] /ˌtɛr əˈtoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA). Pathology.
1.
a tumor made up of different types of tissue.
noun (pl) -mata (-mətə), -mas
1.
a tumour or group of tumours composed of tissue foreign to the site of growth

teratoma ter·a·to·ma (těr’ə-tō’mə)
n. pl. ter·a·to·mas or ter·a·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A tumor consisting of different types of tissue, as of skin, hair, and muscle, caused by the development of independent germ cells. Also called teratoblastoma, teratoid tumor.
ter’a·to’ma·tous (-tō’mə-təs) adj.

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