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sarcoma

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noun sar·co·ma \sär-ˈkō-mə\

Definition of sarcoma

plural sarcomas also sarcomataplay play \-mə-tə\

  1. :  a malignant tumor arising in tissue (as connective tissue, bone, cartilage, or striated muscle) of mesodermal origin

sarcomatous play \sär-ˈkō-mə-təs\ adjective


Origin of sarcoma

New Latin, from Greek sarkōmat-, sarkōma fleshy growth, from sarkoun to grow flesh, from sark-, sarx


First Known Use: 1804

Rhymes with sarcoma


Medical Dictionary

sarcoma

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noun sar·co·ma \sär-ˈkō-mə\

Medical Definition of sarcoma

plural sarcomas also sarcomata \-mət-ə\play

  1. :  a malignant tumor arising in tissue of mesodermal origin (as connective tissue, bone, cartilage, or striated muscle) that spreads by extension into neighboring tissue or by way of the bloodstream—compare carcinoma





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