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 Dictionary entry overview: What does malignant tumor mean? 

  The noun MALIGNANT TUMOR has 1 sense:

1. a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body

  Familiarity information: MALIGNANT TUMOR used as a noun is very rare.

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Sense 1malignant tumor [BACK TO TOP]


A tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body

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Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


malignant neoplasm; malignant tumor; metastatic tumor

Hypernyms ("malignant tumor" is a kind of...):

neoplasm; tumor; tumour (an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose)

malignance; malignancy ((medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "malignant tumor"):

carcinosarcoma (a malignant neoplasm composed of carcinoma and sarcoma extensively intermixed)

cancer; malignant neoplastic disease (any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream)

angiosarcoma (a rare malignant neoplasm arising from vascular tissue; usually occurs in the breast and skin and is believed to originate from the endothelial cells of blood vessels)

myeloma (a tumor of the bone marrow (usually malignant) composed of cells normally found in bone marrow)

neuroblastoma (malignant tumor containing embryonic nerve cells; usually metastasizes quickly)

neuroepithelioma (malignant tumor of the neuroepithelium)

retinoblastoma (malignant ocular tumor of retinal cells; usually occurs before the third year of life; composed of primitive small round retinal cells)

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