- any of several types of skin tumors characterized by the malignant growth of melanocytes.
Origin of melanoma
Examples from the Web for melanoma
Contemporary Examples of melanoma
Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has seen a 200 percent increase in cases since 1973.Is the Facekini the Future of Beachwear?
August 23, 2014
An upward trend is especially apparent in kidney, liver, and thyroid cancer and in melanoma and lymphoma.Are We Wasting Billions Seeking a Cure for Cancer?
Margaret I. Cuomo
October 2, 2012
But long before Amid died this past Tuesday—of melanoma at an extremely boyish 50—everyone already knew.
Beloved magazine designer Amid Capeci, who died of melanoma Tuesday, was only a boyish 50.
He has a bulbous-shaped face brought on by a combination of old age and his struggle with melanoma.The Man Without a Face
October 27, 2008
- pathol a malignant tumour composed of melanocytes, occurring esp in the skin, often as a result of excessive exposure to sunlight
Word Origin and History for melanoma
- A dark-pigmented, malignant, frequently widely metastasizing tumor arising from a melanocyte and occurring most commonly in the skin.malignant melanoma melanoblastoma melanocarcinoma melanotic carcinoma
- A dark-pigmented benign or malignant tumor that arises from a melanocyte and occurs most commonly in the skin. Malignant melanoma metastasizes quickly and is associated with sun exposure.