paraffinoma

A tumefaction, usually a granuloma, caused by the prosthetic or therapeutic injection of paraffin into the tissues; sometimes used with reference to similar lesions resulting from the injection of any oil, wax, or the like. SEE ALSO: lipogranuloma. SYN: paraffin tumor.

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par·af·fin·o·ma .par-ə-fə-'nō-mə n, pl -mas also -ma·ta -mət-ə a granuloma caused by the introduction (as by injection) of paraffin into the tissues

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par·af·fin·o·ma (par″ə-fin-oґmə) a chronic granuloma produced by prolonged continuous exposure to the irritation of paraffin.

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