An osteoma (plural: "osteomata") is a new piece of bone usually growing on another piece of bone, typically the skull. It is a benign tumor. When the bone tumor grows on other bone it is known as "homoplastic osteoma"; when it grows on other tissue it is called "heteroplastic osteoma". Osteoma represents the most common benign neoplasm of th...
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- a slow growing benign tumor of consisting of bone tissue
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a noncancerous bone tumour
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Benign tumour of bone.
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; plural Osteomata
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A tumor composed mainly of bone; a tumor of a bone.
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<oncology, tumour> Benign tumour of bone. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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a slow growing benign tumor of consisting of bone tissue; usually on the skull or mandible
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(os″te-o´mә) a tumor, benign or malignant, composed of bony tissue, such as a hard tumor of bonelike structure that develops on a bone (homoplastic osteoma) or somewhere else (heteroplastic osteoma). Symptoms include pain, swelling, and disability in the area of the diseased bone. ...
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• (n.) A tumor composed mainly of bone; a tumor of a bone.
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small, often solitary bone tumour found mainly on bones of the skull. Osteomas usually appear in late childhood or young adulthood; they are often ... [1 related articles]
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Type: Term Pronunciation: os′tē-ō′mă Definitions: 1. A benign, slow-growing mass of mature, predominantly lamellar bone, usually arising from the skull or mandible.
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