carcinoma


car·ci·no·ma

noun \ˌkär-sə-ˈnō-mə\

medical : a type of cancer

plural car·ci·no·mas also car·ci·no·ma·ta \-mə-tə\

Full Definition of CARCINOMA

:  a malignant tumor of epithelial origin
car·ci·no·ma·tous \-ˈnō-mə-təs\ adjective

Examples of CARCINOMA

  1. four deaths attributable to carcinoma

Origin of CARCINOMA

Latin, from Greek karkinōma cancer, from karkinos
First Known Use: circa 1721

car·ci·no·ma

noun \ˌkärs-ən-ˈō-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural car·ci·no·mas also car·ci·no·ma·ta \-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of CARCINOMA

: a malignant tumor of epithelial origin—compare sarcoma
car·ci·no·ma·tous \-ˈō-mət-əs\ adjective

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