Definition of tumour in English:

tumour

Line breaks: tu¦mour
Pronunciation: /ˈtjuːmə
 
/
(US tumor)

noun

Derivatives

tumorous

adjective
More example sentences
  • Neither ductal nor lobular carcinoma in situ were found in multiple sections of both tumorous and nontumorous breast tissue.
  • A 19-year-old man presented with a tumorous swelling of the left 10th rib of approximately 1 year's duration.
  • Hamartoma is a tumorous lesion that consists of anomalously arranged tissues that are components of the normal structure of origin.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin tumor, from tumere 'to swell'.

More definitions of tumour

Definition of tumour in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space