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[li-poh-muh, lahy-] /lɪˈpoʊ mə, laɪ-/

noun, plural lipomas, lipomata
[li-poh-muh-tuh, lahy-] /lɪˈpoʊ mə tə, laɪ-/ (Show IPA). Pathology.
a benign tumor consisting of fat tissue.
noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
(pathol) a benign tumour composed of fatty tissue

“fatty tumor” (plural lipomata), 1830, medical Latin, from Greek lipos “fat” (n.), see lipo-, + -oma.

lipomatous li·po·ma·tous (lĭ-pō’mə-təs)
Relating to, manifesting the features of, or characterized by the presence of a lipoma.

lipoma li·po·ma (lĭ-pō’mə, lī-)
n. pl. li·po·mas or li·po·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A benign tumor composed chiefly of fat cells.


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