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melanoma

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noun mel·a·no·ma \ˌmel-ə-ˈnō-mə\

Medical Definition of melanoma

plural melanomas also melanomata \-mət-ə\play

  1. 1:  a benign or malignant skin tumor containing dark pigment

  2. 2:  a tumor of high malignancy that starts in melanocytes of normal skin or moles and metastasizes rapidly and widely—called also , , ,





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