Ewing's sarcoma

noun

Ew·​ing's sarcoma ˈyü-iŋz- How to pronounce Ewing's sarcoma (audio)
variants or Ewing sarcoma
: a malignant bone tumor especially of a long bone (as of the thigh) or the pelvis

Examples of Ewing's sarcoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While a college football player at Boston College in 2009, he was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 22 June 2023 In July 2021, Jenna was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a type of cancer that occurs in bones or in the soft tissue around the bones, according to Mayo Clinic. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 3 Feb. 2023 Doctors found a tumor on Chase's left femur, Ewing's sarcoma. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Aug. 2021 Once the Ewing's sarcoma spreads, it is typically considered incurative. Mykal McEldowney, Indianapolis Star, 4 June 2020

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Word History

Etymology

James Ewing †1943 American pathologist

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ewing's sarcoma was in 1927

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“Ewing's sarcoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ewing%27s%20sarcoma. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition

Ewing's sarcoma

noun
Ew·​ing's sarcoma ˈyü-iŋz- How to pronounce Ewing's sarcoma (audio)
variants or Ewing sarcoma also Ewing's tumor or Ewing tumor
: a malignant tumor especially of a long bone (as of the thigh) or the pelvis that occurs primarily in children and young adults
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