Myxomatous degeneration

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Definition

noun

Latin term for myxoid degeneration, a degenerative process in which the connective tissues are replaced by a gelatinous or mucoid substance.


Supplement

For instance, myxoid degeneration of the tendon occurs when the normal fibrilary appearance of the tendon is replaced by a homogenous, opaque, mucoid type of tissue.


Synonym: mucoid degeneration.