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malignancy

Pronunciation: /məˈlɪgnənsi/

Translation of malignancy in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -cies)

  • 1 [Medicine/Medicina] 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (of growth) malignidad (feminine) 1.2 countable/numerable (growth) tumor (masculine) maligno
    Example sentences
    • Can prolonged administration of endothelial antiapoptotic agents influence the growth of malignancies?
    • Alternatively, infiltrating microglia near a focus of radiation necrosis may be mistaken for a malignancy in a treated glioma.
    • When the mutation occurs in a cell, it essentially takes the brakes off the cell's growth, causing a malignancy.
  • 2 (evil) malignidad (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • By the very nature of what it is, Empires are malignant, not benign though they cloak this malignancy with shallow kindness.
    • We know we harbor the same malignancy and malice, the same greed and injustice that we detest in others.
    • I get angry, but I don't hate because hate causes malignancy in me, not the person I'm hating.

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Cultural fact of the day

The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.