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 Surgery was successful in that most of it was removed and it was found to be nonmalignant. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, "Dear Doctor: Is my 100-year-old mom’s behavior normal aging or return of her brain tumor?," 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, "Fighting the Quiet Crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases," 27 Jan. 2021 These balloons, out in the world, will activate gratuitous nonmalignant forces. James Parker, The Atlantic, "An Ode to Balloons," 1 Aug. 2020 Another problem is that some tumors might be mostly nonmalignant. Philip Ball, Scientific American, "Close-Up Views of Tumors Reveal a New Cancer Biology," 21 Apr. 2020 Another nonmalignant mole was discovered and removed from the shoulder-area of his back in 2016. Darcel Rockett,, "Don't dismiss moles, melanoma risk just because you have dark skin," 16 May 2017 The new technology could work in nonmalignant blood diseases, Varghese said. Bradley J. Fikes,, "Engineered bone marrow may ease transplants," 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of nonmalignant

1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonmalignant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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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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