nonmelanoma

noun
non·​mel·​a·​no·​ma | \ -ˌmel-ə-ˈnō-mə How to pronounce nonmelanoma (audio) \
variants: or non-melanoma

Medical Definition of nonmelanoma

: a tumor that is not a melanoma : cancer that does not begin in melanocytes Most skin cancers are nonmelanomas, which rarely spread to other parts of the body.— Jim Ritter, The Chicago Sun-Times, 1 Aug. 2005 often used before another noun The American Cancer Society says that each year more than 1 million new non-melanoma skin-cancer cases are reported …— Stacy Perman, Time, 12 July 2004

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“Nonmelanoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nonmelanoma. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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