fibrosarcoma

noun

fi·​bro·​sar·​co·​ma ˌfī-brə-sär-ˈkō-mə How to pronounce fibrosarcoma (audio)
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: a sarcoma of relatively low malignancy consisting chiefly of spindle-shaped cells that tend to form collagenous fibrils

Examples of fibrosarcoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bioengineer Ke Cheng at North Carolina State University in Raleigh found that when exosomes harvested from fibrosarcoma cells are injected into tumour-bearing mice, the vesicles are drawn to the tumours3. Amanda B. Keener, Scientific American, 17 June 2020 In November, of that year, Anthony was diagnosed with high-grade fibrosarcoma, metastatic, to his lungs bilaterally. refinery29.com, 11 June 2018 Two human cancer lines, of fibrosarcoma and carcinoma, were tested in the ears of mice and chick embryos. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, 14 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fibrosarcoma was in 1878

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“Fibrosarcoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fibrosarcoma. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

fibrosarcoma

noun
fi·​bro·​sar·​co·​ma -sär-ˈkō-mə How to pronounce fibrosarcoma (audio)
plural fibrosarcomas also fibrosarcomata -mət-ə How to pronounce fibrosarcoma (audio)
: a sarcoma of relatively low malignancy consisting chiefly of spindle-shaped cells that tend to form collagenous fibrils

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