from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tumor which contains the elements of both fibroma and papilloma.
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There’s a disease called fibropapilloma, caused by the herpes virus, that can cause tumors on the skin.
Pollution has also been linked to increased incidence of fibropapilloma disease, which kills hundreds of turtles annually.
At least 40 scientists and veterinarians from as far as Georgia participated in delicate surgeries at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center to remove noncancerous tumors, called fibropapilloma.
First observed in the late 1930s, fibropapilloma has reached epidemic proportions in Hawaii and Florida, said Jeanette Wyneken, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University.