teratocarcinoma

noun
te·​rato·​car·​ci·​no·​ma | \ ˌter-ə-tō-ˌkär-sə-ˈnō-mə How to pronounce teratocarcinoma (audio) \

Definition of teratocarcinoma

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

First Known Use of teratocarcinoma

circa 1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teratocarcinoma

terato- + carcinoma

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“Teratocarcinoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teratocarcinoma. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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teratocarcinoma

noun
te·​rato·​car·​ci·​no·​ma | \ ˌter-ət-ō-ˌkärs-ᵊn-ˈō-mə How to pronounce teratocarcinoma (audio) \
plural teratocarcinomas also teratocarcinomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce teratocarcinomata (audio) \

Medical Definition of teratocarcinoma

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

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