American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tumor composed of nerve tissue.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tumor formed of nervous tissue.
- n. A fibroma developed on a nerve.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A tumor developed on, or connected with, a nerve, esp. one consisting of new-formed nerve fibers.
- n. any tumor derived from cells of the nervous system
“Dr. Miller further adds that "ski boots that are too small can aggravate a painful forefoot condition known as a neuroma; too tight can lead to nerve compression injuries, while too loose can lead to overuse tendon and muscle injuries as well as fractures because of lack of stability.”
“That is the acoustic neuroma, that is a tumor of concern.”
“It explains that a neuroma is a fibrous thickening.”
“* Acoustic neuroma, which is a tumor found near the ear”
“A metatarsal pad can alleviate toe joint pain or a neuroma, which is a painful swelling of a nerve.”
“A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue most commonly found at the base of the third and fourth toes.”
“You’ll remember the piercing every day because painful scar tissue, called a neuroma, can form here.”
“The higher the heel, the more pressure is placed on the forefoot, the higher the likelihood of developing a bunion, hammertoe, neuroma, corn, or callus.”
“Pam was limping because of a neuroma between the toes of her right foot, and she had a headache.”
“In 2006, Lennart Hardell, a professor of oncology and cancer epidemiology at the University Hospital in Orebro, Sweden, reported that adults he followed who had used cellphones for more than 10 years "give a consistent pattern of increased risk for acoustic neuroma and glioma," forms of brain tumors.”
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