Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A benign tumor, most often found in the heart, composed of connective tissue embedded in mucus.

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  • n. A tumor of primitive connective tissue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tumor made up of a gelatinous tissue resembling that found in the umbilical cord.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tumor consisting of mucous tissue — that is, a tissue with round, fusiform, or stellate cells in a transparent, semifluid, intercellular substance containing a large amount of mucin. Also called collonema.

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  • n. a benign tumor of connective tissue containing jellylike material

Etymologies

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New Latin, based on Ancient Greek

Examples

  • Let me clarify here, while it is true that MacFarlane Burnet injected himself with the rabbit myxoma virus, and I did actually infect myself with Helicobacter pylori,

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  • Seiffert examined a case of this nature in a young man of nineteen, and, contrary to Kopp's supposition, found that in some skin from over the left second rib the elastic fibers were quite normal, but there was transformation of the connective tissue of the dermis into an unformed tissue like a myxoma, with total disappearance of the connective-tissue bundles.

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  • There is reason to believe that the tumours of the parotid previously described as adenoma, chondroma, angioma, myxoma, and many of the cases of sarcoma, were really mixed tumours in which one or other of these tissues predominated.

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  • He confirmed Stout had a cardiac myxoma, and that the tumour, three centimetres in diameter, was growing in the upper left chamber of her heart.

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  • The myxoma virus's natural host is the Brazilian rabbit, in which it is a persistant partner causing no more than minor skin blemishes.

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  • In 1950, rabbits infected with myxoma virus were deliberately released into the wild.

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  • We hypothesized that adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) possess the ability to home and deliver myxoma virus to glioma cells and experimental gliomas.

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  • We cocultured fluorescently labeled GBM cells with myxoma virus-infected ADSCs in three-dimensional assay and observed successful cross infection and concomitant cell death almost exclusively in GBM cells.

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  • We infected ADSCs with vMyxgfp and found them to be permissive for myxoma virus replication.

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  • A, Sagittal, 600/20, image shows anterior dis - placement and surgically confirmed myxoma - tous degeneration of meniscus (curved arrow).

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