phyma


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phyma

 [fi´mah] (Gr.)
a skin swelling or tumor larger than a tubercle.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

phy·ma

(fī'mă),
Nonspecific term for a benign (usually small) circumscribed nodular tumor, usually cutaneous.
[G. growth, fr. phuō, to grow]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

phyma

An obsolete term for a circumscribed swelling of the skin; e.g., tumour, neoplasm, -oma.
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phy·ma

(fī'mă)
A nodule or small rounded tumor of the skin.
[G. growth, fr. phuō, to grow]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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It also will modestly decrease the volume of existing rhinophyma by reducing the size and number of sebaceous glands, "but it works even better to prevent the accelerating process of phyma formation.
It also will modestly decrease the volume of existing rhino-phyma by reducing the size and number of sebaceous glands, "but it works even better to prevent the accelerating process of phyma formation.