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carcinoma

Syllabification: car·ci·no·ma
Pronunciation: /ˌkärsəˈnōmə
 
/

Definition of carcinoma in English:

noun (plural carcinomas or carcinomata /-ˈnōmətə/)

A cancer arising in the epithelial tissue of the skin or of the lining of the internal organs.
Example sentences
  • Unlike carcinomas, metastatic sarcomas generally occur deeper and may not ulcerate the mucosa.
  • The rarer types of bladder cancer include squamous cell carcinomas and adenocarcinomas, which have a different cell structure.
  • Distinguishing sarcomatoid mesothelioma from sarcomatoid carcinomas and other sarcomas may be difficult.

Origin

early 18th century: via Latin from Greek karkinōma, from karkinos 'crab' (compare with cancer).

Derivatives

carcinomatous

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈnōmətəs/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Composite malignant tumors containing both carcinomatous and sarcomatous components are known as carcinosarcomas.
  • To our knowledge, this carcinosarcoma is the seventh reported case of a primary pancreatic neoplasm with mixed carcinomatous and sarcomatous elements.
  • Cases of small composite esophageal carcinoma containing various carcinomatous and sarcomatous components are extremely rare.

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