- a malignant and invasive epithelial tumor that spreads by metastasis and often recurs after excision; cancer.
Origin of carcinoma
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Doctors now argue that too many diseases fall into the carcinoma diagnosis.You Don’t Actually Have Cancer
Randi Hutter Epstein
July 31, 2013
Of the forms of carcinoma, cylinder-cell cancer is the most frequent.
Cases of complete occlusion constitute the rule in carcinoma, and the very great exception in ulcer.
It is most often observed in the sigmoid flexure and ccum, as are the other forms of carcinoma.
Carcinoma of the intestines appears either as cylindrical-cell cancer, as scirrhus, or as gelatinous or colloid cancer.
Arterial or mixed bleeding occurs in carcinoma and in rodent ulcer, and also from the stumps of badly-occluded piles.
- 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 carcinoma
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- An invasive malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue that tends to metastasize to other areas of the body.
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