- tending to produce death, as bubonic plague.
- (of a tumor) characterized by uncontrolled growth; cancerous, invasive, or metastatic.
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The non-malignant forms—osteoma, chondroma, and fibroma—are rare.
A non-malignant ulceration may result which later leads on to an oesophageal stricture.
Non-malignant stenosis of the pylorus is of longer duration than cancer of the pylorus.
Non-malignant stenosis more frequently occurs under forty years of age than does cancer.
The diagnosis between malignant and non-malignant stenosis of the pylorus is in some cases impossible.
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Derived forms of malignantmalignantly, adverb
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A descriptive term for things or conditions that threaten life or well-being. Malignant is the opposite of benign.