Definition of teratocarcinoma in English:


Line breaks: terato|car¦cin¦oma
Pronunciation: /ˌtɛrətəʊkɑːsɪˈnəʊmə

noun (plural teratocarcinomata or teratocarcinomas)

  • A form of malignant teratoma occurring especially in the testis.
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    • Well they are in the States, they've actually been able to produce these nerve cells from a carcinoma, a teratocarcinoma, and then these nerve cells remain nerve cells, they don't actually change into anything else.
    • The clearest examples are teratocarcinomas, solid tumors that spontaneously arise from germ cells.

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