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Definition: Fatty tumor
, n. [L., fr. tumere to swell: cf. F. tume['u]r.
1. (Med.) A morbid swelling, prominence, or growth, on any
part of the body; especially, a growth produced by
deposition of new tissue; a neoplasm.
2. Affected pomp; bombast; swelling words or expressions;
false magnificence or sublimity. [R.]
Better, however, to be a flippant, than, by a
revolting form of tumor and perplexity, to lead men
into habits of intellect such as result from the
modern vice of English style. --De Quincey.
, a tumor which is inclosed in a membrane
called a cyst, connected with the surrounding parts by the
neighboring cellular substance.
. See under Fatty
, or Benign tumor
, one which does not of
itself threaten life, and does not usually tend to recur
after extirpation; a tumor which has not metastesized.
, a tumor which tends continually to spread,
to become generalized in different parts of the body, and
to recur after extirpation, and which, if left to itself,
Containing fat, or having the qualities of fat; greasy;
gross; as, a fatty substance.
(Chem.), any one of the paraffin series of
monocarbonic acids, as formic acid, acetic, etc.; -- so
called because the higher members, as stearic and palmitic
acids, occur in the natural fats, and are themselves
. See under Clay
(Med.), a diseased condition, in which
the oil globules, naturally present in certain organs, are
so multiplied as gradually to destroy and replace the
efficient parts of these organs.
, Fatty liver
, etc. (Med.), a heart, liver,
etc., which have been the subjects of fatty degeneration
(Med.), a condition in which there is an
excessive accumulation of fat in an organ, without
destruction of any essential parts of the latter.
(Med.), a tumor consisting of fatty or adipose