sarcoma

noun

sar·​co·​ma sär-ˈkō-mə How to pronounce sarcoma (audio)
plural sarcomas also sarcomata sär-ˈkō-mə-tə How to pronounce sarcoma (audio)
: a malignant tumor arising in tissue (such as connective tissue, bone, cartilage, or striated muscle) of mesodermal origin see also ewing's sarcoma, kaposi's sarcoma, osteosarcoma, rous sarcoma
sarcomatous adjective
sarcomatous tumors

Examples of sarcoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The device is not intended to help detect rare types of skin cancer like Merkel cell carcinoma, sebaceous carcinoma, and Kaposi’s sarcoma, Ariel Ostad, MD, a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon in New York City, told Verywell. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 25 Jan. 2024 The Kristen Ann Carr Fund’s 2022 gala, featuring John Mellencamp and honoree John Sykes, set a new fundraising record, pulling in a record $1.35 million for sarcoma research and treatment, the organization announced Thursday. Jem Aswad, Variety, 5 Jan. 2023 She was diagnosed her with sarcoma, a rare malignant tumor. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 24 Jan. 2024 For paclitaxel, prescribed for ovarian cancer, esophageal cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, Kaposi’s sarcoma, cervical cancer, and pancreatic cancer, the deficit rose from 4% to 10%. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 5 Oct. 2023 In a small number of endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma diagnoses, there may be no visible blood in the discharge.4 Irregular vaginal bleeding is much more likely to be a sign of cancer after menopause than before it, according to Dr. Soliman. Jenny McCoy, Health, 23 Aug. 2023 In May 2017, the month that Marsh’s profile of LaFave ran in the Austin Chronicle, the folk musician died of sarcoma, a rare form of cancer — the same cancer which took the life of Kristen Ann Carr, the daughter of Marsh and his wife, Barbara Carr, in 1993. Thom Duffy, Billboard, 15 Aug. 2023 Chopp, 32, who was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a tumor that attached to her ribs and chest wall muscles, served as a program leader for the 11- to 12-year-olds during 2023′s first week of summer camp and has served as a program coordinator. Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 23 July 2023 And why did this young man have these purplish, malignant lesions called Kaposi’s sarcoma, as the alert pathologist had discovered during the autopsy? Lisa Bubert, Longreads, 28 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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-

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sarcoma was in 1804

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“Sarcoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarcoma. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

sarcoma

noun
sar·​co·​ma sär-ˈkō-mə How to pronounce sarcoma (audio)
plural sarcomas also sarcomata -mət-ə How to pronounce sarcoma (audio)
: 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 see also ewing's sarcoma, kaposi's sarcoma, osteosarcoma, rous sarcoma, spindle-cell sarcoma compare carcinoma

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