Medical Dictionary

nonmelanoma

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noun non·mel·a·no·ma \-ˌmel-ə-ˈnō-mə\
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non–melanoma

Medical Definition of nonmelanoma

  1. :  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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