noun Pathology.

a condition marked by the production of an overwhelming number of carcinomas throughout the body.

Nearby words

  1. carcinolytic,
  2. carcinoma,
  3. carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma,
  4. carcinoma in situ,
  5. carcinoma simplex,
  6. carcinomatous,
  7. carcinomatous myopathy,
  8. carcinophobia,
  9. carcinosarcoma,
  10. carcinosis

Origin of carcinomatosis

1900–05; < Latin carcinōmat- (stem of carcinōma) carcinoma + -osis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for carcinomatosis



pathol a condition characterized by widespread dissemination of carcinomas or by a carcinoma that affects a large areaAlso called: carcinosis (ˌkɑːsɪˈnəʊsɪs)
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Medicine definitions for carcinomatosis




A pathological condition characterized by the presence of carcinomas that have metastasized to many parts of the body.

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