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MALIGNANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does malignant mean? 

MALIGNANT (adjective)
  The adjective MALIGNANT has 1 sense:

1. dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)

  Familiarity information: MALIGNANT used as an adjective is very rare.


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MALIGNANT (adjective)


Sense 1malignant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)

Similar:

cancerous (relating to or affected with cancer)

Domain category:

pathology (the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases)

Antonym:

benign (not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor))


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