carcinoma

noun car·ci·no·ma \ ˌkär-sə-ˈnō-mə \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of carcinoma

plural carcinomas also carcinomata play \ˌkär-sə-ˈnō-mə-tə\
: 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


CARCINOMA Defined for English Language Learners

carcinoma

noun

Definition of carcinoma for English Language Learners

  • medical : a type of cancer


Medical Dictionary

carcinoma

noun car·ci·no·ma \ ˌkärs-ᵊn-ˈō-mə \

medical Definition of carcinoma

plural carcinomas also carcinomata play \-mət-ə\
: a malignant tumor of epithelial origin — compare sarcoma

carcinomatous

play \-ˈō-mət-əs\ adjective


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