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rhabdomyosarcoma

Pronunciation: /ˌrabdə(ʊ)ˌmʌɪə(ʊ)sɑːˈkəʊmə/

noun (plural rhabdomyosarcomas or rhabdomyosarcomata /ˌrabdə(ʊ)ˌmʌɪə(ʊ)sɑːˈkəʊmətə/)

Medicine
A rare malignant tumour 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.

Origin

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

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