Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

choriocarcinoma

play
noun cho·rio·car·ci·no·ma \-ˌkär-sə-ˈnō-mə\

Definition of choriocarcinoma

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



Origin of choriocarcinoma

New Latin, from chorion + carcinoma


First Known Use: 1901


Medical Dictionary

choriocarcinoma

play
noun cho·rio·car·ci·no·ma \-ˌkärs-ən-ˈō-mə\

Medical Definition of choriocarcinoma

plural choriocarcinomas also choriocarcinomata \-mət-ə\play

  1. :  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




Learn More about choriocarcinoma


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up choriocarcinoma? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to manage or play awkwardly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

reduce soothe perplex disapprove
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ