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malignancy

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noun ma·lig·nan·cy \-nən(t)-sē\

Simple Definition of malignancy

  • medical + formal : a malignant quality or state

  • medical : a tumor that is malignant

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of malignancy

plural

malignancies

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being malignant

  2. 2 a :  exhibition (as by a tumor) of malignant qualities :  virulence b :  a malignant tumor


Medical Dictionary

malignancy

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noun ma·lig·nan·cy \mə-ˈlig-nən-sē\

Medical Definition of malignancy

plural

malignancies

  1. 1:  the quality or state of being malignant

  2. 2a:  exhibition (as by a tumor) of malignant qualities :  virulenceb:  a malignant tumor





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