[ sahr-koh-muh ]
/ sɑrˈkoʊ mə /

noun, plural sar·co·mas, sar·co·ma·ta [sahr-koh-muh-tuh] /sɑrˈkoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.

any of various malignant tumors composed of neoplastic cells resembling embryonic connective tissue.

Origin of sarcoma

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


sar·co·ma·toid, sar·co·ma·tous [sahr-koh-muh-tuh s, -kom-uh-] /sɑrˈkoʊ mə təs, -ˈkɒm ə-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sarcoma

/ (sɑːˈkəʊmə) /

noun plural -mata (-mətə) 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 sarkōma fleshy growth; see sarco-, -oma
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Medicine definitions for sarcoma

[ sär-kōmə ]

n. pl. sar•co•mas

A malignant tumor arising from connective tissues.

Other words from sarcoma

sar•coma•toid′ (-mə-toid′) null adj.
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Science definitions for sarcoma

[ sär-kōmə ]

Plural sarcomas sarcomata (sär-kōmə-tə)

A malignant tumor originating from mesodermal tissue, such as fat, muscle, or bone. Compare carcinoma.
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