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carcinoma

[ kahr-suh-noh-muh ]
/ 藢k蓱r s蓹藞no蕣 m蓹 /
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noun, plural car路ci路no路mas, car路ci路no路ma路ta [kahr-suh-noh-muh-tuh]. /藢k蓱r s蓹藞no蕣 m蓹 t蓹/. Pathology.
a malignant and invasive epithelial tumor that spreads by metastasis and often recurs after excision; cancer.

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Origin of carcinoma

1715鈥25; <Latin: ulcer, tumor <Greek kark铆n艒ma;see carcino-, -oma

OTHER WORDS FROM carcinoma

car路ci路no路ma路toid, adjectivecar路ci路no路ma路tous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for carcinoma

carcinoma
/ (藢k蓱藧s瑟藞n蓹蕣m蓹) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-m蓹t蓹) pathol
any malignant tumour derived from epithelial tissue
another name for cancer (def. 1)

Derived forms of carcinoma

carcinomatoid or carcinomatous, adjective

Word Origin for carcinoma

C18: from Latin, from Greek karkin艒ma, from karkinos cancer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for carcinoma

carcinoma
[ k盲r鈥瞫蓹-n艒m蓹 ]

Plural carcinomas carcinomata (k盲r鈥瞫蓹-n艒m蓹-t蓹)
Any of various cancerous tumors that are derived from epithelial tissue of the skin, blood vessels, or other organs and that tend to metastasize to other parts of the body. See also basal cell carcinoma squamous cell carcinoma.
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Cultural definitions for carcinoma

carcinoma
[ (kahr-suh-noh-muh) ]

A malignant tumor in the tissues that make up the skin, glands, mucous membranes, and lining of organs.

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