hibernoma

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hibernoma

 [hi″ber-no´mah]
a rare benign tumor made up of large polyhedral cells with a coarsely granular cytoplasm, occurring on the back or around the hips.

hi·ber·no·ma

(hī'bĕr-nō'mă),
A rare type of benign neoplasm in humans, consisting of brown fat that resembles the fat in certain hibernating animals; individual tumor cells contain multiple lipid droplets.
See also: brown fat.
[L. hibernus, pertaining to winter, + G. -ōma, tumor]

hibernoma

/hi·ber·no·ma/ (-no´mah) a rare, benign, soft tissue tumor arising from vestiges of brown fat resembling that in certain hibernating animal species; it is a small, lobulated, nontender lesion usually occurring on the mediastinum or intrascapular region.

hibernoma

[hī′bərnō′mə] pl. hibernomas, hibernomata
Etymology: L, hibernus, winter; Gk, oma, tumor
a benign tumor, usually on the hips or the back, composed of fat cells that are partly or entirely of fetal origin. Also called fat cell lipoma, fetal lipoma.

hi·ber·no·ma

(hī'bĕr-nō'mă)
A rare benign neoplasm consisting of brown fat that resembles the fat in hibernating animals.
[L. hibernus, pertaining to winter, + G. -ōma, tumor]

hibernoma

a rare benign subcutaneous tumor made up of large foamy polyhedral cells distended with multiple lipoid-filled vacuoles. A fetal fat cell lipoma.