Definition of osteosarcoma
: a sarcoma derived from bone or containing bone tissue
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The cause was osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, said his wife, Margery Patten.
WTXF reported that David Broido’s beloved service dog, a pit bull named Dr. Indiana Bones, has osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer.
The most common are osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma, which mostly come from bones, and rhabdomyosarcoma, which arises from muscle.
Sobiech, a Lakeland resident and Stillwater Area High School student, died on May, 20, 2013 at age 18 after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma 3½ years earlier.
Doctors working pro bono in this private clinic took the drastic step of amputating the leg, fearing the osteosarcoma cancer in her tibia would otherwise spread.
Using 3-D imaging, the researchers have diagnosed an aggressive type of cancer called osteosarcoma in a foot bone belonging to a human relative who died in Swartkrans Cave between 1.6 and 1.8 million years ago.
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Origin and Etymology of osteosarcoma
First Known Use: 1804See Words from the same year
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