Medical Dictionary


adj be·nign \bi-ˈnīn\

Medical Definition of BENIGN

:  of a mild type or character that does not threaten health or life <benign malaria> <a benign tumor>—compare malignant 1
:  having a good prognosis :  responding favorably to treatment <a benign psychosis>
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