hamartoma

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(hăm-ăr-tō′mă )

[Gr. hamartia, defect, + oma, tumor]
A tumor resulting from new growth of normal tissues. The cells grow spontaneously, reach maturity, and then do not reproduce. Thus, the growth is self-limiting and benign.

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