noun, plural sar·co·mas, sar·co·ma·ta [sahr-koh-muh-tuh] /sɑrˈkoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
Examples from the Web for sarcoma
Dr. Kent Sepkowitz on the most likely suspect, sarcoma, a possible prognosis—and whether Chávez could be saved in the U.S.
The likelihood of sarcoma is further signaled by the winking comments from doctors in neighboring countries.
He was diagnosed with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, in August and had to come to terms with dying in a manner of months.
In sarcoma of the lower end of the tibia, the swelling lacks the uniform distribution of that met with in joint disease.
Carcinoma is far more common than sarcoma, and is generally of the squamous-celled variety.
Sarcoma of the tongue is rare, and is sometimes met with in children.
They are attended with exudation into the joint, and in the case of sarcoma the fluid is usually blood-stained.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Malignant disease of the kidney takes the form of sarcoma or carcinoma.
British Dictionary definitions for sarcoma
noun plural -mata (-mətə) or -mas
Word Origin for sarcoma
Word Origin and History for sarcoma
1650s, "fleshy excrescence," Medical Latin, from Greek sarkoma "fleshy substance" (Galen), from sarkoun "to produce flesh, grow fleshy," from sarx (genitive sarkos) "flesh" (see sarcasm) + -oma. Meaning "harmful tumor of the connective tissue" first recorded 1804.