Medical Dictionary


noun sar·co·ma \sär-ˈkō-mə\
plural sar·co·mas also sar·co·ma·ta \-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of SARCOMA

:  a malignant tumor arising in tissue of mesodermal origin (as connective tissue, bone, cartilage, or striated muscle) that spreads by extension into neighboring tissue or by way of the bloodstream—compare carcinoma
April 24, 2015
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