AskDefine | Define fibroid

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fibroid (plural: fibroids)
  1. A benign tumour of the uterus that is comprised of either fibrous connective tissue or muscle.

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Fibroid is a term used for two different types of tumors:
  • Fibroids is the common term for Uterine fibroids; leiomyoma originating in the uterus. It is a benign neoplasm composed of smooth muscle cells.
  • A fibroid tumor is another name for a fibroma, a tumor of fibrous connective tissue.
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