teratocarcinoma

noun te·rato·car·ci·no·ma \ ˌter-ə-tō-ˌkär-sə-ˈnō-mə \

Definition of teratocarcinoma

: a malignant teratoma; especially : one involving germinal cells of the testis

First Known Use of teratocarcinoma

circa 1946

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teratocarcinoma

noun te·rato·car·ci·no·ma \ ˌter-ət-ō-ˌkärs-ᵊn-ˈō-mə \

medical Definition of teratocarcinoma

plural teratocarcinomas also teratocarcinomata play \-mət-ə\
: a malignant teratoma; especially : one involving germinal cells of the testis or ovary

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