Ewing's sarcoma

noun Ew·ing's sarcoma \ ˈyü-iŋz- \

Definition of Ewing's sarcoma

: a malignant bone tumor especially of a long bone (as of the thigh) or the pelvis

Origin and Etymology of ewing's sarcoma

James Ewing †1943 American pathologist


Medical Dictionary

Ewing's sarcoma

noun Ew·ing's sarcoma \ ˈyü-iŋz- \

medical Definition of Ewing's sarcoma

: a malignant bone tumor especially of a long bone or the pelvis called also Ewing's tumor

Biographical Note for ewing's sarcoma

  • Ewing, James (1866–1943), American pathologist. Ewing was a recognized authority on the diagnosis and management of neoplastic diseases and the author of a standard text on the subject. His description of histiocytic lymphoma was published in 1913. He described the disease now known as Ewing's sarcoma or tumor in 1921.

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