paraneoplastic syndrome

n.

A syndrome directly resulting from a malignant neoplasm but not from the presence of tumor cells in the affected parts.

Nearby words

  1. pleon,
  2. pleonal,
  3. pleonasm,
  4. pleonastic,
  5. pleonosteosis,
  6. pleoptics,
  7. plerion,
  8. plerocercoid,
  9. plesiosaur,
  10. plesiosaurus


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