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 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 The investigators ultimately reached a diagnosis of osteosarcoma. Katie Hunt, CNN, 3 Aug. 2020 It was discovered to be chondroblastic osteosarcoma, a rare form of cancer found in the bones and soft tissue. Richard Obert, azcentral, 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, 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, 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, 31 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 17 Jun. 2021.

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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

More from Merriam-Webster on osteosarcoma

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about osteosarcoma


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