noun, plural sarcomas, sarcomata [sahr-koh-muh-tuh] . Pathology.
any of various malignant tumors composed of neoplastic cells resembling embryonic connective tissue.

1650–60; < Neo-Latin < Greek sárkōma fleshy growth. See sarc-, -oma

sarcomatoid, sarcomatous [sahr-koh-muh-tuhs, -kom-uh-] , adjective Unabridged
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sarcoma (sɑːˈkəʊmə)
n , pl -mata, -mas
pathol a usually malignant tumour arising from connective tissue
[C17: via New Latin from Greek sarkōma fleshy growth; see sarco-, -oma]

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1650s, "fleshy excrescence," Medical L., from Gk. sarkoma "fleshy substance" (Galen), from sarkoun "to produce flesh, grow fleshy," from sarx (gen. sarkos) "flesh" (see sarcasm) + -oma. Meaning "harmful tumor of the connective tissue" first recorded 1804.
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sarcoma sar·co·ma (sär-kō'mə)
n. pl. sar·co·mas or sar·co·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A malignant tumor arising from connective tissues.

sar·co'ma·toid' (-mə-toid') or sar·co'ma·tous (-təs) adj.
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sarcoma   (sär-kō'mə)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural sarcomas or sarcomata (sär-kō'mə-tə)
A malignant tumor originating from mesodermal tissue, such as fat, muscle, or bone. Compare carcinoma.
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