Definition of rhabdomyosarcoma in English:


Line breaks: rhabdo|myo|sar¦coma
Pronunciation: /ˌrabdə(ʊ)ˌmʌɪə(ʊ)sɑːˈkəʊmə

noun (plural rhabdomyosarcomas or rhabdomyosarcomata /-mətə/)

  • A rare malignant tumour involving striated muscle tissue.
    More 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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