malignancy

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noun ma·lig·nan·cy \-nən(t)-sē\

Definition of malignancy

plural

malignancies

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being malignant

  2. 2a :  exhibition (as by a tumor) of malignant qualities :  virulenceb :  a malignant tumor

Examples of malignancy in a sentence

  1. the malignancy of the tumor

  2. The test revealed a malignancy in the patient's chest.

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First Known Use of malignancy

1601


MALIGNANCY Defined for English Language Learners

malignancy

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noun ma·lig·nan·cy \-nən(t)-sē\

Definition of malignancy for English Language Learners

  • medical + formal : a malignant quality or state

  • medical : a tumor that is malignant


Medical Dictionary

malignancy

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noun ma·lig·nan·cy \mə-ˈlig-nən-sē\

Medical Definition of malignancy

plural

malignancies

  1. 1:  the quality or state of being malignant

  2. 2a:  exhibition (as by a tumor) of malignant qualities :  virulenceb:  a malignant tumor



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