carcinomatoid

carcinoma

[kahr-suh-noh-muh]
noun, plural carcinomas, carcinomata [kahr-suh-noh-muh-tuh] . Pathology.
a malignant and invasive epithelial tumor that spreads by metastasis and often recurs after excision; cancer.

Origin:
1715–25; < Latin: ulcer, tumor < Greek karkínōma; see carcino-, -oma

carcinomatoid, adjective
carcinomatous, adjective
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carcinoma (ˌkɑːsɪˈnəʊmə)
 
n , pl -mas, -mata
1.  any malignant tumour derived from epithelial tissue
2.  another name for cancer
 
[C18: from Latin, from Greek karkinōma, from karkinoscancer]
 
carci'nomatoid
 
adj
 
carci'nomatous
 
adj

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carcinoma
1721, "malignant tumor," from L. carcinoma, from Gk. karkinoma "a cancer," from karkinos "crab" (see cancer) + -oma.
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carcinoma car·ci·no·ma (kär'sə-nō'mə)
n. pl. car·ci·no·mas or car·ci·no·ma·ta (-mə-tə)

Abbr. CA An invasive malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue that tends to metastasize to other areas of the body.

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carcinoma  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (kär'sə-nō'mə)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural carcinomas or carcinomata (kär'sə-nō'mə-tə)
Any of various cancerous tumors that are derived from epithelial tissue of the skin, blood vessels, or other organs and that tend to metastasize to other parts of the body. See also basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma.

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carcinoma [(kahr-suh-noh-muh)]

A malignant tumor in the tissues that make up the skin, glands, mucous membranes, and lining of organs.

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