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carcinoma

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noun car·ci·no·ma \ˌkär-sə-ˈnō-mə\

Simple Definition of carcinoma

  • medical : a type of cancer

Full Definition of carcinoma

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

  1. :  a malignant tumor of epithelial origin

car·ci·no·ma·tous play \-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


Medical Dictionary

carcinoma

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noun car·ci·no·ma \ˌkärs-ən-ˈō-mə\

Medical Definition of carcinoma

plural car·ci·no·mas also car·ci·no·ma·ta \-mət-ə\play

  1. :  a malignant tumor of epithelial origin—compare sarcoma

  2. car·ci·no·ma·tous \-ˈō-mət-əs\play adjective





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