Carcinoma definition

kärsə-nōmə
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.

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An invasive malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue that tends to metastasize to other areas of the body.
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Any of several kinds of cancerous growths deriving from epithelial cells.
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An invasive malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue that tends to metastasize to other areas of the body.
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Any of various cancerous tumors that are derived from epithelial tissue of the skin, blood vessels, or other organs and that tend to metastasize to other parts of the body.
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(oncology) An invasive malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue that tends to metastasize to other areas of the body.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
carcinoma
Plural:
carcinomas, carcinomata

Origin of carcinoma

  • Latin cancerous ulcer from Greek karkinōma from karkinos cancer kar- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin a cancerous ulcer , from Ancient Greek καρκίνωμα (karkinōma), from καρκίνος (karkinos). Compare cancer.

    From Wiktionary