carcinoid

noun
car·​ci·​noid | \ ˈkär-sə-ˌnȯid How to pronounce carcinoid (audio) \

Definition of carcinoid

: a benign or malignant tumor arising especially from the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract

Examples of carcinoid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Connecticut Carcinoid Initiative is a support group of patients with carcinoid or other neuroendocrine cancers and their family members. Courant Community, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 18 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of carcinoid

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Carcinoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carcinoid. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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carcinoid

noun
car·​ci·​noid | \ ˈkärs-ᵊn-ˌȯid How to pronounce carcinoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of carcinoid

: a benign or malignant tumor arising especially from the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract (as in the stomach or appendix)

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