non·​mel·​a·​no·​ma -ˌmel-ə-ˈnō-mə How to pronounce nonmelanoma (audio)
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: 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
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

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“Nonmelanoma.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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