Medical Dictionary

small–cell lung cancer

noun

Medical Definition of small–cell lung cancer

  1. :  cancer of a highly malignant form that affects the lungs, tends to metastasize to other parts of the body, and is characterized by small round or oval cells resembling oat grains and having a high ratio of nuclear protoplasm to cytoplasm—called also oat-cell cancer, oat-cell carcinoma, small-cell carcinoma, small-cell lung carcinoma


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