choriocarcinoma


cho·rio·car·ci·no·ma

noun \-ˌkär-sə-ˈnō-mə\

Definition of CHORIOCARCINOMA

:  a malignant tumor typically developing in the uterus from the trophoblast

Origin of CHORIOCARCINOMA

New Latin, from chorion + carcinoma
First Known Use: 1901

cho·rio·car·ci·no·ma

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

Medical Definition of CHORIOCARCINOMA

: a malignant tumor derived from trophoblastic tissue consisting of syncytiotrophoblasts and cytotrophoblasts that develops typically in the uterus following pregnancy, miscarriage, or abortion especially when associated with a hydatidiform mole or rarely in the testes or ovaries chiefly as a component of a mixed germ-cell tumor

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