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Meaning of CARCINOMA

Pronunciation:  `kârsu'nowmu

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.
 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