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premalignant

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adjective pre·ma·lig·nant \ˌprē-mə-ˈlig-nənt\

Definition of premalignant



Circa 1897

First Known Use of premalignant

circa 1897


Medical Dictionary

premalignant

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adjective pre·ma·lig·nant \ˌprē-mə-ˈlig-nənt\

Medical Definition of premalignant

  1. :  tending to become malignant :  precancerous <a premalignant condition> <One advantage to colonoscopy is that possible cancerous lesions can be biopsied, and premalignant polyps can be removed during the same procedure.—Jane E. Brody, The New York Times, 13 May 1993> <A skin condition called actinic keratosis is often a premalignant precursor of squamous cell carcinoma …—Simeon Margolis et al., The Johns Hopkins White Papers, 1996>

premalignancy \ˌprē-mə-ˈlig-nən-sē\ play noun plural premalignancies



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