carcinoma

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noun car·ci·no·ma \ˌkär-sə-ˈnō-mə\

Definition of carcinoma

plural

carcinomas

also

carcinomata

play \ˌkär-sə-ˈnō-mə-tə\
  1. :  a malignant tumor of epithelial origin

carcinomatous

play \ˌkär-sə-ˈnō-mə-təs\ adjective

Examples of carcinoma in a Sentence

  1. four deaths attributable to carcinoma

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Origin and Etymology of carcinoma

Latin, from Greek karkinōma cancer, from karkinos


First Known Use: 1601


CARCINOMA Defined for English Language Learners

carcinoma

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noun

Definition of carcinoma for English Language Learners

  • medical : a type of cancer


Medical Dictionary

carcinoma

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noun car·ci·no·ma \ˌkärs-ən-ˈō-mə\

Medical Definition of carcinoma

plural

carcinomas

also

carcinomata

\-mət-ə\play
  1. :  a malignant tumor of epithelial origin—compare sarcoma

carcinomatous

\-ˈō-mət-əs\play adjective


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