car·​ci·​no·​ma·​to·​sis | \ ˌkär-sə-ˌnō-mə-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce carcinomatosis (audio) \

Definition of carcinomatosis

: a condition in which multiple carcinomas develop simultaneously usually after dissemination from a primary source

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Four years later, she was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a metastatic disease, meaning cancer from one area of the body may have spread to another — in this case, the brain. Caroline Linton, CBS News, "Valerie Harper, "Mary Tyler Moore Show," and "Rhoda" star, dies at age 80," 31 Aug. 2019 Harper battled lung cancer and was subsequently diagnosed with another form of cancer, leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, in 2013. Brian Lowry, CNN, "Valerie Harper, Emmy-winning 'Rhoda' star, dead at 80," 30 Aug. 2019 The iconic actress, best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has been battling leptomeningeal carcinomatosis since 2013. Joelle Goldstein,, "Valerie Harper's Family Launches GoFundMe to Help with Medical Expenses Amid Cancer Treatment," 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of carcinomatosis

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carcinomatosis

New Latin, from Latin carcinomat-, carcinoma

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The first known use of carcinomatosis was in 1903

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car·​ci·​no·​ma·​to·​sis | \ -ˌō-mə-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce carcinomatosis (audio) \
plural carcinomatoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce carcinomatoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of carcinomatosis

: a condition in which multiple carcinomas develop simultaneously usually after dissemination from a primary source

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