Share this entry

Share this page

benign

Pronunciation: /bɪˈnaɪn/

Translation of benign in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [person/attitude] benévolo
    Example sentences
    • What makes an otherwise gentle and benign guy like him speak so callously and cruelly of 950 deaths?
    • Visually, the show is a treat, and the tone is mostly benign and gentle.
    • She was so gentle and benign, but worked so cleverly with people.
    1.2 [conditions] propicio; [influence] benéfico; [climate] benigno
    Example sentences
    • Jersey's benign climate and free-draining sandy soil provide the ideal environment for over 80 species of lavender.
    • We often work in a benign weather environment, but we always should be prepared to handle weather contingencies.
    • The opposite is true for most Australian wine production, where a benign climate and massive hydroponic systems deliver grapes that are almost identical from one year to the next.
    1.3 [Medicine/Medicina] [tumor/growth] benigno
    Example sentences
    • In actual fact, for the vast majority of cases, the childhood infectious diseases are benign and self-limiting.
    • Her past medical history was significant only for an abdominal hysterectomy performed more than 10 years earlier for benign disease.
    • Levels exceeding 10 ng per mL are rarely due to benign disease.
    Example sentences
    • It is currently believed that most colorectal carcinomas start as benign adenomas that undergo malignant transformation into adenocarcinoma.
    • The difference between malignant and benign tumours is that malignant tumours have the ability to invade surrounding areas.
    • Pleomorphic adenoma is a benign neoplasm that occurs in major or minor salivary glands.

Definition of benign in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day condena
f
sentence …
Cultural fact of the day

Today is Nochebuena, celebrated in Spanish-speaking countries rather than Christmas Day. Dinner is eaten before Midnight Mass, known as misa del gallo. In Latin America, where many countries do not celebrate the día de Reyes, Christmas gifts are given on Nochebuena. This custom is spreading in Spain, although the día de Reyes is celebrated there.