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neurofibroma

 [noor″o-fi-bro´mah]
a tumor of peripheral nerves due to abnormal proliferation of Schwann cells; called also fibroneuroma.
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neu·ro·fi·bro·ma

(nū'rō-fī-brō'mă),
A moderately firm, benign, encapsulated tumor resulting from proliferation of Schwann cells in a disorderly pattern that includes portions of nerve fibers; in neurofibromatosis, neurofibromas are multiple.
Synonym(s): fibroneuroma
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neurofibroma

(no͝or′ō-fī-brō′mə, nyo͝or′-)
n. pl. neurofibro·mas or neurofibro·mata (-mə-tə)
A benign tumor of the peripheral nerve sheath, usually nonencapsulated and composed of a mixture of cell types including Schwann cells and fibroblasts.
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neu·ro·fi·bro·ma

(nūr'ō-fī-brō'mă)
A benign, encapsulated tumor resulting from proliferation of Schwann cells.
Synonym(s): fibroneuroma.
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Neurofibroma

A soft tumor usually located on a nerve.
Mentioned in: Neurofibromatosis
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neu·ro·fi·bro·ma

(nūr'ō-fī-brō'mă)
A moderately firm, benign, encapsulated tumor resulting from proliferation of Schwann cells in a disorderly pattern that includes portions of nerve fibers.
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