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 The cause was complications from a tumorous growth in his ears, said his wife, Vimala Siddalingaiah. Washington Post, "Community deaths," 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, "Families affected by cancer spend 'Sundays at the Park' with Orioles," 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, "See jerkface bacteria hiding in tumors and gobbling chemotherapy drugs," 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 2 Dec. 2020.

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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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