melanoma

noun mel·a·no·ma \ ˌme-lə-ˈnō-mə \
Updated on: 21 May 2018

Definition of melanoma

plural melanomas also melanomata play \-mə-tə\
1 : a tumor containing dark pigment
2 : a highly malignant tumor that starts in melanocytes of normal skin or moles and metastasizes rapidly and widely

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Origin and Etymology of melanoma

New Latin


MELANOMA Defined for English Language Learners

melanoma

Definition of melanoma for English Language Learners

  • medical : a type of cancer or tumor that begins as a dark spot or area on the skin


Medical Dictionary

melanoma

noun mel·a·no·ma \ ˌmel-ə-ˈnō-mə \

medical Definition of melanoma

plural melanomas also melanomata play \-mət-ə\
1 : a benign or malignant skin tumor containing dark pigment
2 : a tumor of high malignancy that starts in melanocytes of normal skin or moles and metastasizes rapidly and widely called also malignant melanoma, melanocarcinoma, melanoepithelioma, melanosarcoma


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