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tumor

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noun tu·mor \ˈtü-mər, ˈtyü-\

Simple Definition of tumor

  • : a mass of tissue found in or on the body that is made up of abnormal cells

Full Definition of tumor

  1. 1 :  a swollen or distended part

  2. 2 :  an abnormal benign or malignant new growth of tissue that possesses no physiological function and arises from uncontrolled usually rapid cellular proliferation —called also neoplasm

tu·mor·al play \-mə-rəl\ adjective
tu·mor·like play \-mər-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of tumor

  1. <the scan showed a small tumor in her abdomen>



Origin of tumor

Middle English tumour, from Latin tumor, from tumēre


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with tumor


Medical Dictionary

tumor

noun tu·mor

Medical Definition of tumor

  1. :  an abnormal benign or malignant new growth of tissue that possesses no physiological function and arises from uncontrolled usually rapid cellular proliferation—see cancer 1, carcinoma, sarcoma

  2. tu·mor·like \-ˌlīk\play adjective



Variants of tumor

or chiefly British tu·mour \ˈt(y)ü-mər\play


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