choriocarcinoma

[kawr-ee-oh-kahr-suh-noh-muh, kohr-]
noun, plural choriocarcinomas, choriocarcinomata [kawr-ee-oh-kahr-suh-noh-muh-tuh, kohr-] . Pathology.

Origin:
1900–05; chorio- + carcinoma

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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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Choriocarcinoma is a malignant and aggressive cancer, usually of the placenta.
Elements of choriocarcinoma in a mixed testicular tumor have no prognostic importance.
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