Definition of Psammoma

1. Noun. A tumor derived from fibrous tissue of the meninges or choroid plexus or certain other structures associated with the brain; characterized by sandlike particles.

Exact synonyms: Sand Tumor
Generic synonyms: Neoplasm, Tumor, Tumour

Definition of Psammoma

1. Noun. (medicine) A brain tumour containing concretions resembling grains of sand ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Psammoma

psalmwriter
psalmwriters
psalter
psalteria
psalterial
psalteries
psalterium
psalters
psaltery
psaltries
psaltry
psammite
psammites
psammitic
psammology
psammoma (current term)
psammomas
psammomatous
psammon
psammons
psammophile
psammophiles
psammophilous
psammophyte
psammophytes
psammosere
psammoseres
psarolite
psarolites
psc

Literary usage of Psammoma

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An introduction to pathology and morbid anatomy by Thomas Henry Green (1881)
"This is perhaps the best place to allude to a rare form of growth occasionally met with in the brain and its membranes, which is known as psammoma. ..."

2. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"psammoma is the term applied by Virchow to a class of tumors characterized by the presence of peculiar corpuscles, which usually exhibit a distinct ..."

3. Lectures on the diseases of the nervous system by Jean Martin Charcot (1881)
"The psammoma or arenaceous tumour, which deserves to hoi our attention a little, because here we have a growth proper to Û region ; this is the ..."

4. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell (1901)
"Among the rarer varieties of tumor is psammoma, which usually starts from the meninges, is hard, generally comparatively small, and therefore often harmless ..."

5. General Pathology: Or the Science of the Causes, Nature and Course of the by Ernst Ziegler (1903)
"... occur most frequently in connection with the skeleton, and are characterized by the development between the Fio. 299.—Section from a psammoma of the dum ..."

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