sarcoma

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noun sar·co·ma \sär-ˈkō-mə\

Definition of sarcoma

plural

sarcomas

also

sarcomata

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

sarcomatous

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Origin and Etymology of sarcoma

New Latin, from Greek sarkōmat-, sarkōma fleshy growth, from sarkoun to grow flesh, from sark-, sarx


First Known Use: 1804


Medical Dictionary

sarcoma

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noun sar·co·ma \sär-ˈkō-mə\

Medical Definition of sarcoma

plural

sarcomas

also

sarcomata

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  1. :  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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