nounpl. -·mas or -·mata
any of various malignant tumors that begin in connective tissue, or in tissue developed from the mesoderm
Origin of sarcomaModern Latin from Classical Greek sark?ma from sarx, flesh: see sarcasm and -oma
nounpl. sar·co·mas, also sar·co·ma·ta
A malignant tumor arising from bone or from soft tissues such as muscle, cartilage, fat, or blood or lymph vessels.
Origin of sarcomaNew Latin from Greek sarkōma sarkōmat- fleshy excrescence from sarkoun to produce flesh from sarx sark- flesh
- sar·co′ma·toid′ sar·co′ma·tous
(plural sarcomas or sarcomata)
From Ancient Greek ÏƒÎ¬ÏÎ¾ (sÃ¡rx, “flesh") +"Ž -Ï‰Î¼Î± (-Åma, “process").