sarcoma

noun
sar·​co·​ma | \ sär-ˈkō-mə How to pronounce sarcoma (audio) \
plural sarcomas also sarcomata\ sär-​ˈkō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce sarcomata (audio) \

Definition of sarcoma

: a malignant tumor arising in tissue (such as connective tissue, bone, cartilage, or striated muscle) of mesodermal origin

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Other Words from sarcoma

sarcomatous \ sär-​ˈkō-​mə-​təs How to pronounce sarcomatous (audio) \ adjective

Examples of sarcoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2009, when Shirley Gonzales was running the shop with her brother Henry Gonzales Jr., he was diagnosed with sarcoma. Elaine Ayala, ExpressNews.com, "Ayala: A series of losses led Gonzales to council seat and now to new political aspirations," 30 Jan. 2020 There is only an average of 1,000 new cases of Ewing’s sarcoma reported a year in the United States. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Philadelphia Flyers' Oskar Lindblom Diagnosed with Rare Cancer: 'Every Win' Is 'for Him'," 18 Dec. 2019 Martin Bernheimer, the former Los Angeles Times music critic and a Pulitzer Prize winner, died Sunday morning after a long battle with sarcoma at his home in New York. Sonaiya Kelley, Los Angeles Times, "Pulitzer Prize winner and former L.A. Times music critic Martin Bernheimer dies at 83," 29 Sep. 2019 The other study will focus specifically on rare childhood cancers, including Ewing sarcoma, with researchers looking at whether these young cancer patients were exposed to fracking more often than a control population. BostonGlobe.com, "Pennsylvania to fund research into fracking health impact - The Boston Globe," 23 Nov. 2019 Honoring the life of the daughter of Barbara Carr and writer Dave Marsh, who died in 1993 of sarcoma (a type of cancer), the fund supports research, education for young physicians and efforts to improve the quality of life for cancer patients. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Revealed: Billboard's 2019 Women In Music Top Executives," 12 Dec. 2019 There are different types of uterine cancer, but the two main ones to know are endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma. Erika Stallings, SELF, "Why Are Uterine Cancer Rates Rising So Drastically in Black Women?," 6 Nov. 2019 Oskar Lindblom, a forward for the Flyers, was with his teammates last week when he was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a type of cancer that occurs in bones or in the soft tissue around the bones, according to Mayo Clinic. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Philadelphia Flyers' Oskar Lindblom Diagnosed with Rare Cancer: 'Every Win' Is 'for Him'," 18 Dec. 2019 Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a cancerous tumor that grows in the bones or in the tissue around bones. BostonGlobe.com, "Gregorius gets $14M," 15 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of sarcoma

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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-

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6 Feb 2020

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“Sarcoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarcoma?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=s&file=sarcom01. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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sarcoma

noun
sar·​co·​ma | \ sär-ˈkō-mə How to pronounce sarcoma (audio) \
plural sarcomas also sarcomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce sarcomata (audio) \

Medical Definition of sarcoma

: 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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