: a malignant tumor typically developing in the uterus from the trophoblast
Examples of choriocarcinoma in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebBut just 18 months after getting sober — and regaining custody of her daughters — she was hit with a devastating setback: choriocarcinoma, a fast-growing cancer that occurs in the uterus and followed a tubular pregnancy.
Michelle Tauber, PEOPLE.com, 6 June 2019 Around half of women who have a molar-type pregnancy go on to develop a very rare womb cancer called choriocarcinoma, due to the growth of the abnormal cells.
Fox News, 26 Apr. 2018 She was diagnosed with stage IV choriocarcinoma, a rare form of uterine cancer that can form during pregnancy.
Jane Bianchi, Woman's Day, 7 Aug. 2017
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plural choriocarcinomas also choriocarcinomata\-mət-ə \
Medical Definition of choriocarcinoma
: a malignant tumor derived from trophoblastic tissue consisting of syncytiotrophoblasts and cytotrophoblasts that develops typically in the uterus following pregnancy, miscarriage, or abortion especially when associated with a hydatidiform mole or rarely in the testes or ovaries chiefly as a component of a mixed germ-cell tumor