[ sahr-koh-muh ]
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noun,plural sar·co·mas, sar·co·ma·ta [sahr-koh-muh-tuh]. /sɑrˈkoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
  1. any of various malignant tumors composed of neoplastic cells resembling embryonic connective tissue.

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Origin of sarcoma

1650–60; <New Latin <Greek sárkōma fleshy growth. See sarc-, -oma

Other words from sarcoma

  • sar·co·ma·toid, sar·co·ma·tous [sahr-koh-muh-tuhs, -kom-uh-], /sɑrˈkoʊ mə təs, -ˈkɒm ə-/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for sarcoma


/ (sɑːˈkəʊmə) /

nounplural -mata (-mətə) or -mas
  1. pathol a usually malignant tumour arising from connective tissue

Origin of sarcoma

C17: via New Latin from Greek sarkōma fleshy growth; see sarco-, -oma

Derived forms of sarcoma

  • sarcomatoid or sarcomatous, adjective

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Scientific definitions for sarcoma


[ sär-kō ]

Plural sarcomas sarcomata (sär-kōmə-tə)
  1. A malignant tumor originating from mesodermal tissue, such as fat, muscle, or bone. Compare carcinoma.

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