tu·​mor·​ous | \ ˈtü-mə-rəs How to pronounce tumorous (audio) , ˈtyü-; ˈtüm-rəs, ˈtyüm- \

Definition of tumorous

: of, relating to, or resembling a tumor tumorous cells a tumorous growth

Examples of tumorous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although her doctors were able to cut away all the tumorous growth, her care team wanted to be sure no cancerous cells had traveled to other parts of her body. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 1 Oct. 2021 Around half of middle-aged hogs have some sort of tumorous growth. Noelle Mateer, Wired, 12 Aug. 2021 And whereas it is estimated that nearly 40% of all people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point, a 2008 literature review across more than 60 years of research found just one credible case of a tumorous growth in the American lobster. R.m. Davis, Science | AAAS, 23 June 2021 Aliens, basement ghosts, Latin American superheroes, flying prodigals, and people adorned by tumorous sorrows would make for a wondrous and unpredictable neighborhood block party. EW.com, 14 May 2021 Her team measured each animal, ran blood tests and dissected immense amounts of healthy tissue, tumorous tissue, reproductive organs and kidneys. Rosanna Xia, Star Tribune, 11 Mar. 2021 The cause was complications from a tumorous growth in his ears, said his wife, Vimala Siddalingaiah. Washington Post, 3 Oct. 2019 Scheerer continues treatment, including chemotherapy, surgeries to remove tumorous sections and radiation as well as clinical trials at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute. Andrew Michaels, Howard County Times, 21 Sep. 2017 Researchers caught the little jerks hiding out among cancer cells, gobbling up chemotherapy drugs intended to demolish their tumorous digs. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 17 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of tumorous

1547, in the meaning defined above

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“Tumorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tumorous. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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tu·​mor·​ous | \ ˈt(y)üm-(ə-)rəs How to pronounce tumorous (audio) \

Medical Definition of tumorous

: of, relating to, or resembling a tumor a tumorous disease


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