noun Pathology.

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

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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carcinomatosis in Medicine




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