Definition of rhabdomyosarcoma in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrabdōˌmīōˌsärˈkōmə/

noun (plural rhabdomyosarcomas or rhabdomyosarcomata /-ˈkōmətə/)

A rare malignant tumor involving striated muscle tissue.
Example sentences
  • Intracranial rhabdomyosarcomas are rare neoplasms, and those thought to be primary meningeal tumors are even more rare.
  • One half of these malignancies are rhabdomyosarcomas originating in striated muscle.
  • Equally unclear is the histogenesis of intracranial sarcomas and particularly rhabdomyosarcomas.


Late 19th century: from Greek rhabdos 'rod' + myo- + sarcoma.

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Syllabification: rhab·do·my·o·sar·co·ma

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