sarcoma

noun sar·co·ma \ sär-ˈkō-mə \
|Updated on: 7 Aug 2018

Definition of sarcoma

plural sarcomas also sarcomata play \sär-ˈkō-mə-tə\
: a malignant tumor arising in tissue (such as connective tissue, bone, cartilage, or striated muscle) of mesodermal origin

sarcomatous

play \sär-ˈkō-mə-təs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of sarcoma

borrowed from New Latin sarcōmat-, sarcōma "fleshy excrescence, tumor," borrowed from Greek sárkōma "fleshy excrescence," from sarkō-, stem of sarkoûn "to make fleshy, (middle voice) to become fleshy" (verbal derivative of sark-, sárx "flesh, piece of meat") + -ma, resultative noun suffix — more at sarco-


Medical Dictionary

sarcoma

noun sar·co·ma \ sär-ˈkō-mə \

medical Definition of sarcoma

plural sarcomas also sarcomata play \-mət-ə\
: a malignant tumor arising in tissue of mesodermal origin (as connective tissue, bone, cartilage, or striated muscle) that spreads by extension into neighboring tissue or by way of the bloodstream — compare carcinoma


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