1. Fibrous or ligamentous. 2. A nodule or relatively large mass of unusually firm scarlike connective tissue resulting from active proliferation of fibroblasts, occurring most frequently in the abdominal muscles of women who have borne children; the fibroblasts infiltrate surrounding muscle and fascia. SYN: abdominal fibromatosis, d. tumor. [desmo- + G. eidos, appearance, form]
- extra- abdominal d. a deep-seated firm tumor, most frequently occurring on the shoulders, chest, or back of young men or women, consisting of collagenous fibrous tissue that infiltrates surrounding muscle; frequently recurs but does not metastasize.

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des·moid 'dez-.mȯid n a dense benign connective-tissue tumor

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des·moid (dezґmoid) [desm- + -oid] 1. fibrous or fibroid. 2. see under tumor.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Desmoid — Des moid, a. [Gr. desmo s ligament + oid.] (Anat.) Resembling, or having the characteristics of, a ligament; ligamentous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Desmoïd — Desmoïd, s. Fibroid …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Desmoid — Desmoīd, s. Fibroid …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • desmoid — DESMOÍD, Ă adj. asemănător cu un ligament. (< fr. desmoïde) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • desmoid — [des′moid΄] adj. [< Gr desmos (see DESMID) + OID] 1. like a ligament 2. of fibrous texture: said of certain tumors …   English World dictionary

  • Desmoid — Der Desmoid Tumor ist ein strahlenresistenter Tumor aus der Gruppe der Fibromatosen, der sich an den Umhüllungen von Muskeln (Muskelfaszien) bildet. Aufgrund seines Verhaltens, der Neigung in das umliegende Gewebe infiltrierend einzuwachsen wird… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • desmoid — 1. adjective a) Pertaining to a bundle. b) Fibrous; having closely interwoven fibres in bundles. 2. noun A desmoid tumour …   Wiktionary

  • desmoid — /dez moyd/, adj. Anat., Zool. 1. resembling a fascia or fibrous sheet. 2. resembling a ligament; ligamentous. n. 3. Pathol. a firm and tough tumor of nonmetastasizing, fibrous tissue. [1840 50; < Gk desm(ós) (see DESMID) + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • Desmoid — Des|mo|id, das; s, e [zu griech. desmós = Band u. eide̅s = ähnlich] (Med.): harte Bindegewebsgeschwulst …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Desmoid — Desmo|i̱d [↑desmo... u. ↑] s; [e]s, e: harte Bindegewebsgeschwulst …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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