Translation of benign in Spanish:

benign

Pronunciation: /bɪˈnaɪn/

adj

  • 1.1 [person/attitude] benévolo
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    • 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
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    • 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 [Med] [tumor/growth] benigno
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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