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Hygroma

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Definition

noun, plural: hygromas or hygromata

A lymph-filled cystic swelling


Supplement

Hygromas may occur near a joint and may result from repeated injury. Hygromas are apparent in conditions such as cystic lymphangioma, housemaids knee, etc.


Word origin: Greek hygros ( moist) + -oma (tumor)

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