sarcoma


sar·co·ma

noun \sär-ˈkō-mə\
plural sar·co·mas also sar·co·ma·ta \-mə-tə\

Definition of SARCOMA

:  a malignant tumor arising in tissue (as connective tissue, bone, cartilage, or striated muscle) of mesodermal origin
sar·co·ma·tous \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

sar·co·ma

noun \sär-ˈkō-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sar·co·mas also sar·co·ma·ta \-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of SARCOMA

: 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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