Hibernoma

Hibernoma

(Science: tumour) a rare type of benign neoplasm in human beings, consisting of brown fat that resembles the fat in certain hibernating animals; individual tumour cells contain multiple lipid droplets.

See: brown fat.

Origin: L. Hibernus, pertaining to winter, _ g. -oma, tumour

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