desmoid

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]

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