[ 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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- tummy tuck,
- tumor angiogenic factor,
- tumor antigen,
- tumor burden,
- tumor lysis syndrome,
- tumor marker
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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1540s, from Latin tumor "swelling, condition of being swollen," from tumere "to swell" (see thigh).
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[ 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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[ tōō′mər ]
See neoplasm. See Note at cancer.
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