pl. -·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 amp; -oma
nounpl. sar·co·mas also sar·co·ma·ta
A malignant tumor arising from connective tissues.
Origin of sarcomaNew Latin, from Greek sark&omacron;ma, sark&omacron;mat-, 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").