Share this entry

Share this page

choriocarcinoma

Line breaks: chorio|car¦cin|oma
Pronunciation: /ˌkɔːrɪə(ʊ)ˌkɑːsɪˈnəʊmə
 
, ˈkɒrɪəʊ-/

Definition of choriocarcinoma in English:

noun (plural choriocarcinomas or choriocarcinomata /-mətə/)

Medicine
A malignant tumour of the uterus which originates in the fetal chorion.
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.

Definition of choriocarcinoma in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…