premalignant

adjective
pre·​ma·​lig·​nant | \ ˌprē-mə-ˈlig-nənt How to pronounce premalignant (audio) \

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Premalignant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premalignant. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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premalignant

adjective
pre·​ma·​lig·​nant | \ ˌprē-mə-ˈlig-nənt How to pronounce premalignant (audio) \

Medical Definition of premalignant

: tending to become malignant : precancerous 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

Other Words from premalignant

premalignancy \ ˌprē-​mə-​ˈlig-​nən-​sē How to pronounce premalignant (audio) \ noun, plural premalignancies

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