- any abnormal swelling
- a mass of tissue formed by a new growth of cells, normally independent of the surrounding structures
Derived forms of tumourtumorous or tumoral, adjective
Word Origin for tumour
Words nearby tumour
How to use tumour in a sentence
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.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
Meantime, even before the liberation of Solera and Fortini, Maroncelli was ill with a bad tumour upon his knee.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
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.The Psychological Origin and the Nature of Religion|James H. Leuba