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melanoma

[ mel-uh-noh-muh ]
/ 藢m蓻l 蓹藞no蕣 m蓹 /
Pathology.
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noun, plural mel路a路no路mas, mel路a路no路ma路ta [mel-uh-noh-muh-tuh]. /藢m蓻l 蓹藞no蕣 m蓹 t蓹/.
any of several types of skin tumors characterized by the malignant growth of melanocytes.
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Origin of melanoma

First recorded in 1825鈥35; melan- + -oma
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British Dictionary definitions for melanoma

melanoma
/ (藢m蓻l蓹藞n蓹蕣m蓹) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-m蓹t蓹)
pathol a malignant tumour composed of melanocytes, occurring esp in the skin, often as a result of excessive exposure to sunlight
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Scientific definitions for melanoma

melanoma
[ m臅l鈥采-n艒m蓹 ]

Plural melanomas melanomata (m臅l鈥采-n艒m蓹-t蓹)
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.
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Cultural definitions for melanoma

melanoma
[ (mel-uh-noh-muh) ]

A serious, often lethal, form of skin cancer.

notes for melanoma

Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun (for example, by too much sunbathing) can cause this disease.
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