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Meaning of TUMOR

Pronunciation:  'toomur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose

TUMOR is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: neoplasm, tumour
 See Also: acanthoma, adipose tumor, angioma, benign tumor, benign tumour, blastocytoma, blastoma, brain tumor, brain tumour, carcinoid, celioma, embryonal carcinosarcoma, granuloma, growth, lipoma, malignant neoplasm, malignant tumor, meningioma, metastatic tumor, neurilemoma, neurofibroma, neuroma, nonmalignant neoplasm, nonmalignant tumor, nonmalignant tumout, phaeochromocytoma, pheochromocytoma, pinealoma, plasmacytoma, psammoma, sand tumor, skin tumor, teratoma



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tu"mor\, n. [L., fr. tumere to swell: cf. F. tume['u]r.
See {Tumid}.]
1. (Med.) A morbid swelling, prominence, or growth, on any
   part of the body; especially, a growth produced by
   deposition of new tissue; a neoplasm.

2. Affected pomp; bombast; swelling words or expressions;
   false magnificence or sublimity. [R.]

         Better, however, to be a flippant, than, by a
         revolting form of tumor and perplexity, to lead men
         into habits of intellect such as result from the
         modern vice of English style.         --De Quincey.

{Encysted tumor}, a tumor which is inclosed in a membrane
   called a cyst, connected with the surrounding parts by the
   neighboring cellular substance.

{Fatty tumor}. See under {Fatty}.

{Innocent tumor}, or {Benign tumor}, one which does not of
   itself threaten life, and does not usually tend to recur
   after extirpation.

{Malignant tumor}, a tumor which tends continually to spread,
   to become generalized in different parts of the body, and
   to recur after extirpation, and which, if left to itself,
   causes death.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A location where cells in the body multiply at an increased rate. Some tumors are benign (not cancerous), others are malignant (cancerous).
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you or someone has a tumor, suggests that some repressed memory or feeling remains unsettled and is threatening to emerge into your consciousness. You need to confront these issues. Consider where in the body is this tumor is located for additional symbolism.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An abnormal mass of undifferentiated cells within a multicellular organism. They can interfere with vital body functions and absorb nutrients needed elsewhere. They can be malignant (cancerous), which means they will grow rapidly and spread to other parts of the body or cause more tumors to form elsewhere, or be benign, which means that they will generally grow much more slowly and stay put in one area.