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Meaning of CARCINOMA

Pronunciation:  `kârsu'nowmu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
 

CARCINOMA is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: adenocarcinoma, breast cancer, cancer, cancer of the liver, carcinoma in situ, colon cancer, embryonal carcinoma, endometrial cancer, endometrial carcinoma, glandular cancer, glandular carcinoma, hepatocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatoma, liver cancer, lung cancer, malignant hepatoma, malignant neoplastic disease, mesothelioma, oat cell carcinoma, oral cancer, pancreatic cancer, preinvasive cancer, seminoma, skin cancer, small cell carcinoma, testicular cancer, trophoblastic cancer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Car`ci*no"ma\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? crab, cancer.
See {-oma}.] (Med.)
A cancer. By some medical writers, the term is applied to an
indolent tumor. See {Cancer}. --Dunglison.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Cancer that begins in tissues lining or covering the surfaces (epithelial tissues) of organs, glands, or other body structures. Most cancers are carcinomas.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A tumor that develops from epithelial cells, such as the inside of the cheek or the lining of the intestine.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: A malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue, which forms the skin and outer cell layers of internal organs.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: benign tumor, callosity, callus, cancer, corn, cyst, excrescence, fungosity, fungus, growth, intumescence, malignant growth, metastatic tumor, mole, morbid growth, neoplasm, nevus, nonmalignant tumor, outgrowth, proud flesh, sarcoma, tumor, verruca, wart, wen
 

 

 

 

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