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Definition of "papilloma" [pap•il•lo•ma]

  • A small benign epithelial tumor, such as a wart, consisting of an overgrowth of cells on a core of smooth connective tissue. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "papilloma" in a sentence
  • "But, maybe I should mention it; I was not from the beginning mainly interested in papilloma virus, I was mainly interested in infectious agents in human cancer."
  • "Nobel Prize for his work, were "finding strong evidence linking viruses in the family called papilloma with genital cancers, notably cancers of the cervix and vulva.""
  • "HALL: Well, I think the concept would be that we know that many cancers can be caused by chronic inflammation, by particularly sexually transmitted diseases, such as papilloma virus or cervical cancer."