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División en sílabas: car·ci·noid
Pronunciación: /ˈkärsəˌnoid

Definición de carcinoid en inglés:


A tumor of a type occurring in the glands of the intestine (especially the appendix) or in the bronchi, and abnormally secreting hormones.
Example sentences
  • Sarcomas are the most common neoplasm, followed by carcinoids and adenocarcinomas.
  • The current names used for this group of tumors are tumorlets, carcinoids, atypical carcinoids, large cell carcinomas with neuroendocrine features, and small cell carcinomas.
  • Although appendiceal carcinoids are potentially lethal neoplasms, tumor eradication is usually feasible and effective.


late 19th century: from an abbreviation of carcinoma + -oid.

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