medical Definition of premalignant
- a premalignant condition
- One advantage to colonoscopy is that possible cancerous lesions can be biopsied, and premalignant polyps can be removed during the same procedure.
- —Jane E. Brody, The New York Times, 13 May 1993
- A skin condition called actinic keratosis is often a premalignant precursor of squamous cell carcinoma …
- —Simeon Margolis et al., The Johns Hopkins White Papers, 1996
premalignancyplay \ˌprē-mə-ˈlig-nən-sē\ noun, plural -cies
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