tumor


tu·mor

noun \ˈtü-mər, ˈtyü-\

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

Full Definition of TUMOR

1
:  a swollen or distended part
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 \-mə-rəl\ adjective
tu·mor·like \-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

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tu·mor

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TUMOR

: 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
tu·mor·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Variants of TUMOR

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

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