carcinoid

carcinoid

[kahr-suh-noid]
noun Pathology.
a small, yellowish amino-acid and peptide-secreting tumor usually found in the gastrointestinal tract and lung.

Origin:
1925–30; carcin(o)- + -oid

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carcinoid car·ci·noid (kär'sə-noid')
n.
A small tumor that secretes serotonin and is usually found in the gastrointestinal tract.

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