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
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