[ kahr-suh-noh-sahr-koh-muh ]
/ ˌkɑr sə noʊ sɑrˈkoʊ mə /

noun, plural car·ci·no·sar·co·mas, car·ci·no·sar·co·ma·ta [kahr-suh-noh-sahr-koh-muh-tuh] /ˌkɑr sə noʊ sɑrˈkoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.

a malignant tumor composed of both carcinomatous and sarcomatous elements.

Nearby words

  1. carcinoma simplex,
  2. carcinomatosis,
  3. carcinomatous,
  4. carcinomatous myopathy,
  5. carcinophobia,
  6. carcinosis,
  7. card,
  8. card catalog,
  9. card catalogue,
  10. card clothing

Origin of carcinosarcoma

From New Latin, dating back to 1925–30; see origin at carcino-, sarcoma

Also called sarcocarcinoma. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for carcinosarcoma


[ kär′sə-nō-sär-kōmə ]


A malignant neoplasm that contains elements of carcinoma and sarcoma.sarcocarcinoma

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