rhabdomyosarcoma

noun
rhab·​do·​myo·​sar·​co·​ma | \ ˈrab-(ˌ)dō-ˌmī-ə-sär-ˈkō-mə How to pronounce rhabdomyosarcoma (audio) \

Definition of rhabdomyosarcoma

: a malignant tumor composed of striated muscle fibers

Examples of rhabdomyosarcoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The extra effort paid off for Rachel Pitts, whose 2-year-old daughter, Jenna Dzharoyan, was being treated for complications of rhabdomyosarcoma over Christmas. Los Angeles Times, "L.A.'s children’s hospitals welcome Santa, with a Zoom link to the North Pole and a mask under his beard," 25 Dec. 2020 Doctors told the family Chloe had alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that forms in the soft tissue of skeletal muscle, or in organs such as the bladder or uterus. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Girl, 14, Beats Aggressive Stage 4 Cancer Just Before Christmas After 18-Month Battle," 18 Dec. 2019 Weston Newsanger, of Pennsylvania, was treated at Penn State Children’s Hospital for rhabdomyosarcoma after his diagnosis in 2016. Fox News, "Pediatric cancer survivor donates thousands of toys to hospital to celebrate birthday," 5 Oct. 2019 More than 70 percent of children diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma that has not spread have long-term survival, according to St. Jude. Fox News, "Pediatric cancer survivor donates thousands of toys to hospital to celebrate birthday," 5 Oct. 2019 Garrett of Van Meter, a city of about a thousand people 20 miles west of Des Moines, was first diagnosed with alveolar fusion negative rhabdomyosarcoma in September. Makayla Tendall, ajc, "'See ya later, suckas!': Family writes unique obituary for 5-year-old cancer victim," 13 July 2018 There are about 350 new cases of rhabdomyosarcoma in the country each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Cydney Henderson, azcentral, "Make-A-Wish surprises Gilbert boy with trip to Hawaii to swim with sea turtles," 27 Mar. 2018 The Woods put the word out about Finn Shafran, who has a rare cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Photo sent to wrong family helps child with cancer," 16 Mar. 2018 The 3-year-old was diagnosed with a very rare, soft tissue cancer, called spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma, in July. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "Family of 3-year-old with cancer begged Spirit to wait 5 minutes. It left without them. | Miami Herald," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of rhabdomyosarcoma

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhabdomyosarcoma

New Latin, from rhabdo- + my- + sarcoma

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The first known use of rhabdomyosarcoma was in 1887

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14 Jan 2021

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

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rhabdomyosarcoma

noun
rhab·​do·​myo·​sar·​co·​ma | \ ˈrab-(ˌ)dō-ˌmī-ə-sär-ˈkō-mə How to pronounce rhabdomyosarcoma (audio) \
plural rhabdomyosarcomas also rhabdomyosarcomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce rhabdomyosarcoma (audio) \

Medical Definition of rhabdomyosarcoma

: a malignant tumor composed of striated muscle fibers

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