Definition of choriocarcinoma in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkôrēōˌkärsəˈnōmə/

noun (plural choriocarcinomas or choriocarcinomata /-ˈnōmətə/)

A malignant tumor of the uterus that originates in the cells of the chorion of a fetus.
Example sentences
  • Splenic metastases associated with melanomas, choriocarcinomas, and breast carcinomas were often detected long after primary tumors were diagnosed.
  • Overall, late metastases to the spleen were seen more often in melanomas, choriocarcinomas, and breast carcinomas.
  • Lymphoma, choriocarcinoma, ovarian carcinoma and other malignancies for which effective chemotherapy exists and tumors such as carcinoid (which are noted for an indolent course) may be associated with prolonged survival.

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Syllabification: cho·ri·o·car·ci·no·ma

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