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teratoma

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noun ter·a·to·ma \ˌter-ə-ˈtō-mə\

Definition of teratoma

plural ter·a·to·mas also ter·a·to·ma·ta play \-mə-tə\

  1. :  a tumor made up of a heterogeneous mixture of tissues



Origin of teratoma

New Latin


First Known Use: 1879


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teratoma

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noun ter·a·to·ma \ˌter-ə-ˈtō-mə\

Medical Definition of teratoma

plural ter·a·to·mas also ter·a·to·ma·ta \-mət-ə\play

  1. :  a tumor derived from more than one embryonic layer and made up of a heterogeneous mixture of tissues (as epithelium, bone, cartilage, or muscle)

  2. ter·a·to·ma·tous \-mət-əs\play adjective




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