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tumour

/ ˈtjuːmə /

noun

  1. pathol
    1. any abnormal swelling
    2. a mass of tissue formed by a new growth of cells, normally independent of the surrounding structures
  2. obsolete.
    pompous style or language


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Derived Forms

  • ˈtumorous, adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of tumour1

C16: from Latin, from tumēre to swell
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Example Sentences

His right hand had only one small sore upon it, and no tumour discovered itself in the corresponding axilla.

Severe injury to the brain or the pressure due to the presence of a brain tumour, may also be a cause of mania.

Meantime, even before the liberation of Solera and Fortini, Maroncelli was ill with a bad tumour upon his knee.

Also an encysted tumour containing matter of a curdy appearance.

Hang a root of vervain around the neck in order to cause the disappearance of a tumour: as the plant dries up, so will the tumour.

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