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Krukenberg tumor

noun Kru·ken·berg tumor \ ˈkrü-kən-ˌbərg- \

medical Definition of Krukenberg tumor

: a metastatic ovarian tumor of mucin-producing epithelial cells usually derived from a primary gastrointestinal tumor

Biographical Note for krukenberg tumor

  • Krukenberg play \-ˌberk\, Friedrich Ernst (1871–1946), German pathologist. Krukenberg published his original description of the Krukenberg tumor in 1896.

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