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choriocarcinoma

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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


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choriocarcinoma

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

Medical Definition of choriocarcinoma

plural cho·rio·car·ci·no·mas also cho·rio·car·ci·no·ma·ta \-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




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