osteosarcoma

noun

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)
: a sarcoma derived from bone or containing bone tissue

Examples of osteosarcoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 11-year-old Great Dane was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, and is not expected to live to Dec. 25. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 20 Nov. 2023 The vet diagnosed him with osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer. Kevin Farron, Outdoor Life, 21 Sep. 2023 Under a microscope, cancer cells from a teenager with osteosarcoma are indistinguishable from a Golden Retriever’s bone cancer cells. David J. Waters, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2015 The pair met a month after the high school junior from Avon, Ind., was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Wendy Grossman Kantor, Peoplemag, 31 May 2023 Osteosarcoma, the most common bone cancer of large- and giant-breed dogs, closely resembles the osteosarcoma in teenagers in its skeletal location, aggressiveness and molecular changes. David J. Waters, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2015 Kettering Cancer Center, was caused by complications of osteosarcoma. Michael Paulson, New York Times, 19 Apr. 2023 The group’s work is credited with significantly increasing the percentage of teenagers who today can be cured of osteosarcoma. David J. Waters, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2015 Haimes died in New York City from complications of osteosarcoma, spokesman Matt Polk confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Apr. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of osteosarcoma was in 1804

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“Osteosarcoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteosarcoma. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

osteosarcoma

noun
os·​teo·​sar·​co·​ma -sär-ˈkō-mə How to pronounce osteosarcoma (audio)
plural osteosarcomas also osteosarcomata -mət-ə How to pronounce osteosarcoma (audio)
: a sarcoma derived from bone or containing bone tissue

called also osteogenic sarcoma

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