os·​te·​o·​sar·​co·​ma | \ ˌä-stē-ō-sär-ˈkō-mə How to pronounce osteosarcoma (audio) \
plural osteosarcomas also osteosarcomata\ ˌä-​stē-​ō-​sär-​ˈkō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce osteosarcoma (audio) \

Definition of osteosarcoma

: a sarcoma derived from bone or containing bone tissue

Examples of osteosarcoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually a bone marrow biopsy revealed Motha had osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, in his left leg. Michelle Cohan, CNN, 10 Nov. 2021 Rounds of chemotherapy appeared to have killed osteosarcoma cells elsewhere in his body. David Armstrong, ProPublica, 12 Nov. 2021 Arceneaux is a physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where, at age 10, she was treated for osteosarcoma of the left femur. Rachel Crowell, Scientific American, 20 Oct. 2021 In addition to Aduba, the PSA also includes Bridgette, a breast cancer survivor; Maeve, an osteosarcoma survivor; and Joel, a five-time cancer thriver. Jennifer Yuma, Variety, 23 Sep. 2021 And an osteosarcoma vaccine under development by Aratana Therapeutics has been conditionally approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Amy Sutherland, Scientific American, 30 Dec. 2019 The film is the uplifting true story of Zach Sobiech, a 17-year-old who inspired the world by writing and performing songs as a way to say goodbye while battling osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 9 Oct. 2020 Despite contracting osteosarcoma at age 13, which resulted in his right leg being amputated below the knee, Grewe became a world-class high jumper. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 16 Sep. 2020 Discovering osteosarcoma in a dinosaur has implications for the evolutionary origins and history of cancer. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of osteosarcoma

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for osteosarcoma

New Latin

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“Osteosarcoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteosarcoma. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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os·​teo·​sar·​co·​ma | \ -sär-ˈkō-mə How to pronounce osteosarcoma (audio) \
plural osteosarcomas also osteosarcomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce osteosarcoma (audio) \

Medical Definition of osteosarcoma

: a sarcoma derived from bone or containing bone tissue

called also osteogenic sarcoma

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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about osteosarcoma


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