uterine fibroid tumor
[yew-ter-in fi-broyd too-mer or tyoo-mer]
also called a fibroma. A benign (non-cancerous) tumor that is made of fibrous or connective tissue. It is the most common tumor found in women. It can be in the uterine wall or protrude into the lining of the uterus. Usually there are no symptoms, but it can cause abnormal bleeding and other symptoms depending on its size and location in the uterus. See also uterus, leiomyoma.