Wilms' tumor

noun
\ ˈvilm-zəz- How to pronounce Wilms' tumor (audio) , ˈvilmz- How to pronounce Wilms' tumor (audio) \

Definition of Wilms' tumor

: a malignant tumor of the kidney that primarily affects children and is made up of embryonic elements

First Known Use of Wilms' tumor

circa 1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Wilms' tumor

Max Wilms †1918 German surgeon

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The first known use of Wilms' tumor was circa 1910

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“Wilms' tumor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wilms%27%20tumor. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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Wilms' tumor

noun
variants: also Wilms's tumor \ ˈvilmz-​(əz-​) How to pronounce Wilms' tumor (audio) \

Medical Definition of Wilms' tumor

: a malignant tumor of the kidney that primarily affects children and is made up of embryonic elements

called also nephroblastoma

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