[ kahr-suh-noid ]
/ ˈkɑr səˌnɔɪd /

noun Pathology.

a small, yellowish amino-acid and peptide-secreting tumor usually found in the gastrointestinal tract and lung.

Origin of carcinoid

First recorded in 1925–30; carcin(o)- + -oid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for carcinoid


[ kärsə-noid′ ]


A small, slow-growing, benign or malignant tumor, usually in the gastrointestinal tract, that is composed of islands of rounded cells with small vesicular nuclei and secretes serotonin.argentaffinoma
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