neoplasm

[ nee-uh-plaz-uhm ]
/ ˈni əˌplæz əm /

noun Pathology.

a new, often uncontrolled growth of abnormal tissue; tumor.

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Origin of neoplasm

1860–65; neo- + -plasm

OTHER WORDS FROM neoplasm

ne·o·plas·tic [nee-uh-plas-tik], /ˌni əˈplæs tɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for neoplasm

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for neoplasm

neoplasm
/ (ˈniːəʊˌplæzəm) /

noun

pathol any abnormal new growth of tissue; tumour

Derived forms of neoplasm

neoplastic (ˌniːəʊˈplæstɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for neoplasm

neoplasm
[ nēə-plăz′əm ]

n.

An abnormal new growth of tissue that grows by cellular proliferation more rapidly than normal, continues to grow after the stimuli that initiated the new growth cease, shows partial or complete lack of structural organization and functional coordination with the normal tissue, and usually forms a distinct mass of tissue which may be either benign or malignant.

Other words from neoplasm

ne′o•plastic (-plăstĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for neoplasm

neoplasm
[ nēə-plăz′əm ]

An abnormal growth of tissue in animals or plants. Neoplasms can be benign or malignant. Also called tumor

Other words from neoplasm

neoplastic adjective (nē′ə-plăstĭk)
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