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Hygroma

Definition
noun, plural: hygromas or hygromata
A lymph-filled cystic swelling
Supplement
Hygromas may occur near a joint and may result from repeated injury. Hygromas are apparent in conditions such as cystic lymphangioma, housemaids knee, etc.
Word origin: Greek hygros ( moist) + –oma (tumor)
Synonym(s):

  • hydroma
  • bursitis

Mentioned in:

  • Turner syndrome


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