- The definition of a carcinoma is a malignant tumor that grows from epithelial tissue and tends to spread to other parts of the body.
A cancerous mole that grows on the skin is an example of a carcinoma.
This mole could be a carcinoma.
carcinoma definition by Webster's New World
carcinoma definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounpl. car·ci·no·mas or car·ci·no·ma·ta
Origin of carcinomaLatin, cancerous ulcer, from Greek karkinōma, from karkinos, cancer; see kar- in Indo-European roots.
carcinoma definition by Wiktionary
(plural carcinomas or carcinomata)