chordoma

noun

chor·​do·​ma kȯr-ˈdō-mə How to pronounce chordoma (audio)
plural chordomas also chordomata -mət-ə How to pronounce chordoma (audio)
: a malignant tumor that is derived from remnants of the embryonic notochord and occurs along the spine attacking especially the bones at the base of the skull or near the coccyx

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“Chordoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chordoma. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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