NCI Dictionary of Genetics Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Genetics Terms contains technical definitions for more than 200 terms related to genetics. These definitions were developed by the PDQ® Cancer Genetics Editorial Board to support the evidence-based, peer-reviewed PDQ cancer genetics information summaries.
- cutaneous leiomyoma
- listen (kyoo-TAY-nee-us LY-oh-my-OH-muh)
A benign tumor
that arises from smooth muscle tissue in a hair follicle,
forming a papule. Cutaneous leiomyomas (or leiomyomata) can
be painful in the presence of cold or tactile