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malignant

División en sílabas: ma·lig·nant
Pronunciación: /məˈliɡnənt
 
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Definición de malignant en inglés:

adjetivo

1(Of a disease) very virulent or infectious.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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
2Malevolent: in the hands of malignant fate
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Too often the malignant evil in society shows up in how we treat our children.
  • The root cause is not so much the drugs trade, as the malignant rat-like nature of the human race.
  • What evil, malignant Commie menace could be behind this predicament?
Sinónimos
spiteful, malicious, malevolent, evil-intentioned, vindictive, vengeful, malign, mean, nasty, hurtful, mischievous, wounding, cruel, unkind
informal bitchy, catty
literary malefic, maleficent

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).

Derivados

malignantly

1
adverbio
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with malignant

benignant, indignant

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