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(pathol) a swelling in the soft tissue that occurs over a joint, usually caused by repeated injury

hygroma hy·gro·ma (hī-grō’mə)
n. pl. hy·gro·mas or hy·gro·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A cystic swelling containing a serous fluid. Also called hydroma.


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