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osteosarcoma

Line breaks: osteo|sar¦coma
Pronunciation: /ˌɒstɪəʊsɑːˈkəʊmə
 
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Definition of osteosarcoma in English:

noun (plural osteosarcomas or osteosarcomata /-mətə/)

Medicine
A malignant tumour of bone in which there is a proliferation of osteoblasts.
Example sentences
  • Microscopically, conventional osteosarcomas are composed of malignant-appearing spindle cells that produce osteoid.
  • Most osteosarcomas arise from non-inherited errors in the DNA of growing bone cells.
  • Some animals developed osteosarcomas, and consequently the human trial was stopped at just over the halfway point.

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