malignancy


ma·lig·nan·cy

noun \-nən(t)-sē\

medical + formal : a malignant quality or state

medical : a tumor that is malignant

plural ma·lig·nan·cies

Full Definition of MALIGNANCY

1
:  the quality or state of being malignant
2
a :  exhibition (as by a tumor) of malignant qualities :  virulence
b :  a malignant tumor

Examples of MALIGNANCY

  1. the malignancy of the tumor
  2. The test revealed a malignancy in the patient's chest.

First Known Use of MALIGNANCY

1601

ma·lig·nan·cy

noun \mə-ˈlig-nən-sē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ma·lig·nan·cies

Medical Definition of MALIGNANCY

1
: the quality or state of being malignant
2
a : exhibition (as by a tumor) of malignant qualities : virulence b : a malignant tumor

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