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a benign tumor derived from epithelium. Papillomas may arise from skin, mucous membranes, or glandular ducts. adj., adj papillo´matous.
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A circumscribed benign epithelial tumor projecting from the surrounding surface and consisting of villous or arborescent outgrowths of fibrovascular stroma covered by neoplastic cells.
Synonym(s): papillary tumor, villoma.
[papilla + G. -oma, tumor]
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