Definition of Hamartoma

1. Noun. A focal growth that resembles a neoplasm but results from faulty development in an organ.

Generic synonyms: Growth



Definition of Hamartoma

1. Noun. (pathology) A benign mass of disorganized tissue. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Hamartoma

1. Tumour like but nonneoplastic overgrowth of tissue that is disordered in structure. Examples are haemangiomas (that include the vascular naevus or birthmark) and the pigmented naevus mole). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hamartoma

hamals
hamamelid dicot family
hamamelid dicot genus
hamamelis
hamamelises
hamamelose
hamana-hamana-hamana
hamantasch
hamantaschen
hamantash
hamantashen
hamartia
hamartias
hamartoblastoma
hamartochondromatosis
hamartoma (current term)
hamartomas
hamartomatous
hamartophobia
hamate
hamate bone
hamate fracture
hamated
hamates
hamathecia
hamathecium
hamatum
hamaul
hamauls
hamaxophobia

Literary usage of Hamartoma

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1. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"... uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pancreatic pseudocyst, pulmonary hamartoma), and 29% of women with nongynecologic cancers (eg, pancreas, stomach, ..."

2. Neoplastic Diseases: A Treatise on Tumors by James Ewing (1922)
"Kauffmann employed the term "alveolar tumor," and compared it to a hamartoma, in which all elements of the gland participated. The complex structure of the ..."

3. General Pathology: An Introduction to the Study of Medicine, Being a by Horst Oertel (1921)
"This is a very rare usually congenital or developmental growth or malformation (hamartoma). Fully mature and differentiated it is even rarer than in ..."

4. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"... through degradation or through elimination from an organism hamartoma a focal malformation that resembles a neoplasm, grossly and even microscopically, ..."

5. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"... uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pancreatic pseudocyst, pulmonary hamartoma), and 29% of women with nongynecologic cancers (eg, pancreas, stomach, ..."

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