carcinoid

noun

car·​ci·​noid ˈkär-sə-ˌnȯid How to pronounce carcinoid (audio)
: 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 An aggressive cancer featuring adenocarcinomas, cancer that develops in the glands that line your organs, and carcinoids, a type of slow-growing tumor. USA TODAY, 10 Jan. 2024 She was diagnosed with a lung carcinoid tumor, a type of neuroendocrine cancer that can grow in various parts of the body. Charlotte Huff, CBS News, 15 Feb. 2024 The Connecticut Carcinoid Initiative is a support group of patients with carcinoid or other neuroendocrine cancers and their family members. Courant Community, 18 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carcinoid was in 1925

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“Carcinoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carcinoid. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

carcinoid

noun
car·​ci·​noid ˈkärs-ᵊn-ˌȯid How to pronounce carcinoid (audio)
: a benign or malignant tumor arising especially from the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract (as in the stomach or appendix)
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