[ too-mer, tyoo- ]
/ ˈtu mər, ˈtyu- /
a swollen part; swelling; protuberance.
an uncontrolled, abnormal, circumscribed growth of cells in any animal or plant tissue; neoplasm.
- inflated pride; haughtiness.
- pompous language; bombast.
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Also especially British, tu·mour.
Origin of tumor
1535–45; < Latin: a swelling, swollen state, equivalent to tum(ēre) to swell + -or -or1
tu·mor·like, adjectivetu·mor·ous, tu·mor·al, adjectivean·ti·tu·mor, adjective, nounan·ti·tu·mor·al, adjective
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Medicine definitions for anti-tumor
[ tōō′mər ]
An abnormal growth of tissue resulting from uncontrolled, progressive multiplication of cells and serving no physiological function; a neoplasm.
A swollen part; a swelling.
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Science definitions for anti-tumor
[ tōō′mər ]
See neoplasm. See Note at cancer.
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Culture definitions for anti-tumor
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