malignant transformation

noun

: the transformation that a cell undergoes to become a rapidly dividing tumor-producing cell
also : the transformation of a mass of cells or a tissue into a rapidly growing tumor
malignant transformation of certain warts

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“Malignant transformation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/malignant%20transformation. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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