carcinoma

noun
car·​ci·​no·​ma | \ ˌkär-sə-ˈnō-mə How to pronounce carcinoma (audio) \
plural carcinomas also carcinomata\ ˌkär-​sə-​ˈnō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce carcinoma (audio) \

Definition of carcinoma

: a malignant tumor of epithelial origin

Other Words from carcinoma

carcinomatous \ ˌkär-​sə-​ˈnō-​mə-​təs How to pronounce carcinoma (audio) \ adjective

Examples of carcinoma in a Sentence

four deaths attributable to carcinoma
Recent Examples on the Web The agency also declined to approve a cancer drug from Coherus BioSciences and its Chinese partner, Shanghai Junshi Biosciences, for treating a type of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, citing the need for quality process changes. Ed Silverman, STAT, 4 May 2022 Since 1977, when mammography began to be widely used to screen for breast cancer, roughly 1.2 million women have had surgery for low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ. David Ropeik, STAT, 28 Feb. 2022 The two had wrapped a two-month farewell tour just one month earlier, after losing Jones to a heart attack in 2012 and Tork to adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2019. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 8 Feb. 2022 Low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ, a common type of breast cancer, is one such disease. David Ropeik, STAT, 28 Feb. 2022 Mimi said doctors told the family that less than 1 percent of all cancers are large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma. David Hinojosa, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Feb. 2022 What Opolinsky remembered from his training was that Merkel cell carcinoma was an aggressive form of skin cancer caused by sun damage and had a much higher rate of spreading than most other forms of skin cancer. New York Times, 16 Feb. 2022 But the surgeons could, and removed a mass that tested positive for Merkel cell carcinoma. New York Times, 16 Feb. 2022 The news worsened when she was diagnosed with large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma, a rare type of pulmonary tumor. David Hinojosa, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of carcinoma

1601, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carcinoma

Latin, from Greek karkinōma cancer, from karkinos

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carcinology

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14 May 2022

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“Carcinoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carcinoma. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for carcinoma

carcinoma

noun
car·​ci·​no·​ma | \ ˌkärs-ᵊn-ˈō-mə How to pronounce carcinoma (audio) \
plural carcinomas also carcinomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce carcinoma (audio) \

Medical Definition of carcinoma

: a malignant tumor of epithelial origin — compare sarcoma

Other Words from carcinoma

carcinomatous \ -​ˈō-​mət-​əs How to pronounce carcinoma (audio) \ adjective

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