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sarcoma

[ sahr-koh-muh ]
/ s蓱r藞ko蕣 m蓹 /
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noun, plural sar路co路mas, sar路co路ma路ta [sahr-koh-muh-tuh]. /s蓱r藞ko蕣 m蓹 t蓹/. Pathology.
any of various malignant tumors composed of neoplastic cells resembling embryonic connective tissue.

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Origin of sarcoma

1650鈥60; <New Latin <Greek s谩rk艒ma fleshy growth. See sarc-, -oma

OTHER WORDS FROM sarcoma

sar路co路ma路toid, sar路co路ma路tous [sahr-koh-muh-tuhs, -kom-uh-], /s蓱r藞ko蕣 m蓹 t蓹s, -藞k蓲m 蓹-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sarcoma

sarcoma
/ (s蓱藧藞k蓹蕣m蓹) /

noun plural -mata (-m蓹t蓹) or -mas
pathol a usually malignant tumour arising from connective tissue

Derived forms of sarcoma

sarcomatoid or sarcomatous, adjective

Word Origin for sarcoma

C17: via New Latin from Greek sark艒ma fleshy growth; see sarco-, -oma
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Medical definitions for sarcoma

sarcoma
[ s盲r-k艒m蓹 ]

n. pl. sar鈥o鈥as
A malignant tumor arising from connective tissues.

Other words from sarcoma

sar鈥oma鈥oid鈥 (-m蓹-toid鈥) null adj.
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Scientific definitions for sarcoma

sarcoma
[ s盲r-k艒m蓹 ]

Plural sarcomas sarcomata (s盲r-k艒m蓹-t蓹)
A malignant tumor originating from mesodermal tissue, such as fat, muscle, or bone. Compare carcinoma.
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