(comparative more tumorous, superlative most tumorous)
- Pertaining to or having the appearance of a tumor.
- Covered with tumors.
Variant of tumor
- a swelling on some part of the body
- a mass of new tissue growth independent of its surrounding structures, having no physiological function; neoplasm: such tumors are classified as benign or malignant
- Obsolete high-flown language; bombast
Origin of tumorClassical Latin a swelling ; from tumere, to swell ; from Indo-European base an unverified form tēu-, to swell from source thumb
Brit. sp. tumour