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paraneoplasia

[ păr′ə-nē′ō-plāzhə ]
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n.
Hormonal, neurological, hematological, and other clinical and biochemical disturbances associated with malignant neoplasms but not directly related to invasion by the primary tumor or its metastases.
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Other words from paraneoplasia

par′a•ne′o•plastic (-plăstĭk) adj.
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