Definition of carcinoid in English:


Syllabification: car·ci·noid
Pronunciation: /ˈkärsəˌnoid


  • A tumor of a type occurring in the glands of the intestine (especially the appendix) or in the bronchi, and abnormally secreting hormones.
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    • Sarcomas are the most common neoplasm, followed by carcinoids and adenocarcinomas.
    • The current names used for this group of tumors are tumorlets, carcinoids, atypical carcinoids, large cell carcinomas with neuroendocrine features, and small cell carcinomas.
    • Although appendiceal carcinoids are potentially lethal neoplasms, tumor eradication is usually feasible and effective.


late 19th century: from an abbreviation of carcinoma + -oid.

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