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neoplasm

[ nee-uh-plaz-uhm ]
/ ˈni əˌplæz əm /
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noun Pathology.
a new, often uncontrolled growth of abnormal tissue; tumor.
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Origin of neoplasm

First recorded in 1860–65; neo- + -plasm

OTHER WORDS FROM neoplasm

ne·o·plas·tic [nee-uh-plas-tik], /ˌni əˈplæs tɪk/, adjective
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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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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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