At this period a woman indicates a tendency towards obesity or tumorous growths.
He made up his mind that a tumorous growth on the brain was responsible for the present state of the victim.
1540s, from Latin tumor "swelling, condition of being swollen," from tumere "to swell" (see thigh).
tumor tu·mor (tōō'mər, tyōō'-)n.
An abnormal growth of tissue resulting from uncontrolled, progressive multiplication of cells and serving no physiological function; a neoplasm.
A swollen part; a swelling.
An abnormal mass of new tissue growth that serves no function in the body. Tumors are usually classified as benign or malignant and are often caused by cancer.