Definition of papilloma noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpæpɪˈləʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpæpɪˈloʊ//
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a small lump like a wart that grows on the skin and is usually harmless Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from papilla (from Latin, literally ‘nipple’, diminutive of papula ‘small protuberance’) + -oma.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: papilloma