choriocarcinoma

noun
cho·​rio·​car·​ci·​no·​ma | \-ˌkär-sə-ˈnō-mə \

Definition of choriocarcinoma 

: a malignant tumor typically developing in the uterus from the trophoblast

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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, "Mom claims son's 'hidden' unborn twin gave her cancer," 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, "9 Letters from Kids to Their Cancer-Stricken Moms That Will Break Your Heart," 7 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of choriocarcinoma

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for choriocarcinoma

New Latin, from chorion + carcinoma

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choriocarcinoma

noun
cho·​rio·​car·​ci·​no·​ma | \-ˌkärs-ᵊn-ˈō-mə \
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

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