non·​ma·​lig·​nant | \ ˌnän-mə-ˈlig-nənt How to pronounce nonmalignant (audio) \

Definition of nonmalignant

: not malignant a nonmalignant tumor nonmalignant diseases

Examples of nonmalignant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Afinitor is now used to treat advanced breast and kidney cancer, a rare type of pancreatic tumor and two types of nonmalignant tumors. John Fauber And Coulter Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 Surgery was successful in that most of it was removed and it was found to be nonmalignant. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 27 Mar. 2021 For example, some programs reduce hospital visits after discharge and integrate care in frail older adults suffering from nonmalignant chronic pain. Scientific American, 27 Jan. 2021 These balloons, out in the world, will activate gratuitous nonmalignant forces. James Parker, The Atlantic, 1 Aug. 2020 Another problem is that some tumors might be mostly nonmalignant. Philip Ball, Scientific American, 21 Apr. 2020 Another nonmalignant mole was discovered and removed from the shoulder-area of his back in 2016. Darcel Rockett,, 16 May 2017 The new technology could work in nonmalignant blood diseases, Varghese said. Bradley J. Fikes,, 12 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of nonmalignant

1852, in the meaning defined above

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non·​ma·​lig·​nant | \ -mə-ˈlig-nənt How to pronounce nonmalignant (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonmalignant

: not malignant a nonmalignant tumor


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