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Meaning of SARCOMA

Pronunciation:  sâr'kowmu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a usually malignant tumor arising from connective tissue (bone or muscle etc.); one of the four major types of cancer

SARCOMA is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: adenomyosarcoma, cancer, chondrosarcoma, embryoma of the kidney, endothelial myeloma, Ewing's sarcoma, Ewing's tumor, Ewing's tumour, Kaposi's sarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, liposarcoma, malignant neoplastic disease, malignant neuroma, myosarcoma, nephroblastoma, neurosarcoma, osteogenic sarcoma, osteosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, rhabdosrcoma, Wilms' tumor, Wilms tumour



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sar*co"ma\, n.; pl. L. {Sarcomata} (# or #), E.
{sarcomas}. [NL., from Gr. ?, from sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh.]
A tumor of fleshy consistence; -- formerly applied to many
varieties of tumor, now restricted to a variety of malignant
growth made up of cells resembling those of fetal development
without any proper intercellular substance.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A cancer of the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels or other connective or supportive tissue.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A general term for a cancerous tumor of soft tissue that is made up of densely packed cells.