a new, often uncontrolled growth of abnormal tissue; tumor.
- ne·o·plas·tic [nee-uh-plas-tik], /ˌni əˈplæs tɪk/, adjective
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How to use neoplasm in a sentence
A tumour or neoplasm is a localised swelling composed of newly formed tissue which fulfils no physiological function.Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The cells of the neoplasm may undergo fatty degeneration, or they may become cornified.
An agent which causes the dispersal of a tumor or of a pathologic neoplasm of any kind.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry | Maximilian Stern
British Dictionary definitions for neoplasm
pathol any abnormal new growth of tissue; tumour
- neoplastic (ˌniːəʊˈplæstɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for neoplasm
An abnormal growth of tissue in animals or plants. Neoplasms can be benign or malignant. Also called tumor
- neoplastic adjective (nē′ə-plăs′tĭk)
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