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choriocarcinoma

[kawr-ee-oh-kahr-suh-noh-muh, kohr-] /ˌkɔr i oʊˌkɑr səˈnoʊ mə, ˌkoʊr-/
noun, plural choriocarcinomas, choriocarcinomata
[kawr-ee-oh-kahr-suh-noh-muh-tuh, kohr-] /ˌkɔr i oʊˌkɑr səˈnoʊ mə tə, ˌkoʊr-/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
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Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; chorio- + carcinoma
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Examples from the web for choriocarcinoma
  • choriocarcinoma is a malignant and aggressive cancer, usually of the placenta.
  • Elements of choriocarcinoma in a mixed testicular tumor have no prognostic importance.
choriocarcinoma in Medicine

choriocarcinoma cho·ri·o·car·ci·no·ma (kôr'ē-ō-kär'sə-nō'mə)
n.
A malignant tumor of syncytial trophoblasts and cytotrophoblasts, almost always occurring in the uterus. Also called chorioepithelioma, chorionic epithelioma, trophoblastoma.

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