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benign

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adjective be·nign \bi-ˈnīn\

Medical Definition of benign

  1. 1:  of a mild type or character that does not threaten health or life <benign malaria> <a benign liver cyst>; especially :  not becoming cancerous <a benign lung tumor>—compare malignant 1

  2. 2:  having a good prognosis :  responding favorably to treatment <a benign psychosis>





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