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teratoma

[ ter-uh-toh-muh ]

noun

, Pathology.
, plural ter·a·to·mas, ter·a·to·ma·ta [ter-, uh, -, toh, -m, uh, -t, uh].
  1. a tumor made up of different types of tissue.


teratoma

/ ˌtɛrəˈtəʊmə /

noun

  1. a tumour or group of tumours composed of tissue foreign to the site of growth


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Word History and Origins

Origin of teratoma1

First recorded in 1885–90; terat- + -oma
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Example Sentences

When it was examined after removal, the suspected fibroid proved to be a large sacral teratoma growing from the fœtus.

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