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malignancy

[ muh-lig-nuhn-see ]
/ m蓹藞l瑟g n蓹n si /
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noun, plural ma路lig路nan路cies for 2, 3.
the quality or condition of being malignant.
malignant character, behavior, action, or the like: the malignancies of war.
a malignant tumor.
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Origin of malignancy

First recorded in 1595鈥1605; malign(ant) + -ancy

OTHER WORDS FROM malignancy

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British Dictionary definitions for malignancy

malignancy
/ (m蓹藞l瑟伞n蓹ns瑟) /

noun plural -cies
the state or quality of being malignant
pathol a cancerous growth
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

Medical definitions for malignancy

malignancy
[ m蓹-l沫gn蓹n-s膿 ]

n.
The state or quality of being malignant.
A malignant tumor.
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