American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A benign tumor composed chiefly of fat cells.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a tumor formed of fatty tissue. Also called adipoma and liparocele.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A tumor consisting of fat or adipose tissue.
- n. a tumor consisting of fatty tissue
“Invaginations account for 2/3 of small bowel occlusion caused by up to 80% of tumors and the lipoma is the most frequent benign tumor that causes invagination in its submucous polypoid and it is in more or less scissile form.”
“Now none of this means that kale is a treatment for lipoma.”
“The tumor was about four or five inches across and tests at another doctor's office said it was a benign tumor called a lipoma.”
“But he shot an e-mail saying the guys in Balad thought it was a lipoma.”
“I've got a lipoma, too, but so far it's just sat there like, well, a lump of fat.”
“The appointment had been a relief, a lump was no more than a lipoma, just a piece of annoying fatty tissue.”
“Obsession with appearance leads to unnecessary surgeries (e.g., lipoma removals).”
“Also, strangely, I developed a lipoma over the spot the doctor lanced, but it appeared when I was in my mid-20s.”
“A lipoma bundle of harmless fat is the most common guesstimate made in such circs.”
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