osteosarcoma

noun
os·​te·​o·​sar·​co·​ma | \ˌä-stē-ō-sär-ˈkō-mə \
plural osteosarcomas also osteosarcomata\ ˌä-​stē-​ō-​sär-​ˈkō-​mə-​tə \

Definition of osteosarcoma 

: a sarcoma derived from bone or containing bone tissue

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According to HelloGiggles, Delilah has a rare type of bone cancer called osteosarcoma, the treatment of which — like many cancers — can have an effect on a person's appearance. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "ColourPop Collaborated with Make-A-Wish to Create Makeup for Cancer Patients," 5 Oct. 2018 For humans, osteosarcomas are uncommon, with fewer than 1,000 cases a year, about half in children and teens. Amy Sutherland, BostonGlobe.com, "An experimental cancer treatment cured this dog. Could it work for people?," 16 May 2018 Beech used her scientific know-how to identify vulnerabilities and chokepoints not in satellite systems but in osteosarcoma. Andrew Nusca, Fortune, "A Cure for Her Son's Bone Cancer Proved Elusive. So She Resolved to Punch It in the Face.," 20 Mar. 2018 About 13,000 new soft tissue sarcomas and 900 bone sarcomas, known as osteosarcomas, will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2018, according to the American Cancer Society. Julie Landry Laviolette, miamiherald, "Most of her sarcoma tumors melted away with this clinical trial treatment | Miami Herald," 23 May 2018 Odin was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer, and was given months to live. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Woman creates "bucket list" for terminally ill St. Bernard," 5 July 2018 Four month later, a veterinarian diagnosed Odin with osteosarcoma, a type of terminal bone cancer. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "Odin's bucket list: This dying St. Bernard is living his best life in his last days, thanks to owner," 5 July 2018 Janeway and London joined forces two years ago, just after London came to Tufts from Ohio State, on an osteosarcoma study and clinical trial for dogs. Amy Sutherland, BostonGlobe.com, "An experimental cancer treatment cured this dog. Could it work for people?," 16 May 2018 About half of the osteosarcomas are typically in children and teens. Julie Landry Laviolette, miamiherald, "Most of her sarcoma tumors melted away with this clinical trial treatment | Miami Herald," 23 May 2018

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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

noun
os·​teo·​sar·​co·​ma | \-sär-ˈkō-mə \
plural osteosarcomas also osteosarcomata\ -​mət-​ə \

Medical Definition of osteosarcoma 

: a sarcoma derived from bone or containing bone tissue

called also osteogenic sarcoma

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