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 osteosarcomata (audio) \

Definition of osteosarcoma

: a sarcoma derived from bone or containing bone tissue

Examples of osteosarcoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was discovered to be chondroblastic osteosarcoma, a rare form of cancer found in the bones and soft tissue. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Empire athlete Noah Nieto gave back to his school before his death," 8 June 2020 Riley, our 12-year-old rescue dog, our first family member, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma — an aggressive and painful cancer — in early November. Melanie Fonder Kaye, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Good dog, Riley.' How we decided to end his suffering and say goodbye to the first member of our family," 1 May 2020 Hazel has thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs; Augustus is a former basketball player who has lost a leg to osteosarcoma. Tina Jordan, New York Times, "50 States, 50 Love Stories," 14 Feb. 2020 Here are the top 10 Indiana sports stories of 2019: Tyler Trent continues to inspire (Photo: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports) Purdue University superfan Tyler Trent died Jan. 1 after battling a third round with the rare bone cancer osteosarcoma. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "Here are the top 10 Indiana sports stories of 2019," 31 Dec. 2019 The younger Luey had been diagnosed with osteosarcoma and had part of his leg removed in 2016. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, "Alex Ovechkin mourns death of Alex Luey, the young hockey player who inspired him," 23 Dec. 2019 Doyel chronicled Tyler’s presence during Purdue football’s upset win over No. 2 Ohio State last year, his four-year battle with osteosarcoma and, most importantly, Tyler's legacy and lasting impact. Indystar Sports, Indianapolis Star, "IndyStar's Gregg Doyel 1st to win Indiana Sports Corp's Inspiring Sports Storyteller Award," 1 Aug. 2019 Just 16 years old, Trinity Foster was diagnosed with stage four osteosarcoma, and created a GoFundMe page to help with her bills. Alison Schwartz, PEOPLE.com, "Paying Medical Bills, Making Hospital Visits & More of the Nicest Things Taylor Swift Has Ever Done for Her Fans," 13 Dec. 2019 He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, in high school and told he would never play football again. Giana Han, al, "5 things to know about Minnesota, Auburn’s bowl opponent," 9 Dec. 2019

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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 13 Jul. 2020.

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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 osteosarcomata (audio) \

Medical Definition of osteosarcoma

: a sarcoma derived from bone or containing bone tissue

called also osteogenic sarcoma

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