noun, plural pap·il·lo·ma·ta [pap-uhloh-muh-tuh] /ˌpæp əˈloʊ mə tə/, pap·il·lo·mas. Pathology.

  1. a benign tumor of the skin or mucous membrane consisting of hypertrophied epithelial tissue, as a wart.

noun plural -mata (-mətə) or -mas

  1. pathol a benign tumour derived from epithelial tissue and forming a rounded or lobulated mass

n.1866, a modern Latin hybrid from papilla + -oma. n. pl. pap•il•lo•mas

  1. A benign epithelial tumor projecting from the surrounding surface.papillary tumor villoma

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