- a malignant and invasive epithelial tumor that spreads by metastasis and often recurs after excision; cancer.
Origin of carcinoma
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For carcinomatous ulcers there is not much that we can do beyond this, even in our day.Education: How Old The New
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The presence of these symptoms is presumptively indicative of gastric disease, usually ulcerous or carcinomatous.
Carcinomatous Uterus removed eighteen and a half years subsequent to Double Ovariotomy.
Malignant growths are of two types, carcinomatous and sarcomatous, dependent upon the tissue from which they emanate.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
- any malignant tumour derived from epithelial tissue
- another name for cancer (def. 1)
C18: from Latin, from Greek karkinōma, from karkinos cancer
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Word Origin and History for carcinomatous
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- Relating to or manifesting the characteristic properties of carcinoma.
- An invasive malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue that tends to metastasize to other areas of the body.
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