noun, plural car·ci·no·mas, car·ci·no·ma·ta . [kahr-s uh- noh-m uh-t uh] /ˌkɑr səˈnoʊ mə tə/ . Pathology a malignant and invasive epithelial tumor that spreads by metastasis and often recurs after excision; cancer. Origin of carcinoma 1715–25;
ulcer, tumor <
-oma Related forms car·ci·no·ma·toid, adjective car·ci·no·ma·tous, adjective
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Related Words for carcinoma cyst
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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. British Dictionary definitions for carcinoma noun plural -mas or -mata ( -mətə) pathol any malignant tumour derived from epithelial tissue Derived Forms carcinomatoid or carcinomatous, adjective Word Origin for carcinoma
C18: from Latin, from Greek
karkinōma, from karkinos cancer
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Word Origin and History for carcinoma n.
"malignant tumor," 1721, from Latin
carcinoma, from Greek karkinoma "a cancer," from karkinos "cancer," literally "crab" (see cancer) + -oma.
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n. pl. car•ci•no•mas An invasive malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue that tends to metastasize to other areas of the body.
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Plural carcinomas carcinomata ( kär′sə-nō) ′mə-tə 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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carcinoma [(kahr-suh- noh-muh)]
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