Definición de malignant en inglés:

malignant

Silabificación: ma·lig·nant
Pronunciación: /məˈlignənt
 
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adjetivo

  • 1(Of a disease) very virulent or infectious.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • But neither of these processes is suitable for patients with infection or malignant disease.
    • Leon and Davey-Smith now show how a childhood infection may influence the epidemiology of malignant disease several decades later.
    • Patients with severe neutropenia with fever or signs of infection and those with evidence of malignant disease should be hospitalized.
    Sinónimos
    virulent, very infectious, invasive, uncontrollable, dangerous, deadly, fatal, incurable, life-threatening
  • 1.1(Of a tumor) tending to invade normal tissue or to recur after removal; cancerous. Contrasted with benign.
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    • Asbestosis is frequently accompanied by malignant tumors, such as lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma.
    • The difference between malignant and benign tumours is that malignant tumours have the ability to invade surrounding areas.
    • We describe a case of a highly malignant primary liver tumor in an elderly woman.
    Sinónimos

Derivativos

malignantly

adverbio
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  • But ethics committees can be used malignantly.
  • He dropped the fake pout and laughed malignantly.
  • Smiling malignantly, he gave a casual tip of his hat.

Origen

mid 16th century (also in the sense 'likely to rebel against God or authority'): from late Latin malignant- 'contriving maliciously', from the verb malignare. The term was used in its early sense to describe those sympathetic to the royalist cause during the English Civil War (1642–49).

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