Translation of malignant in Spanish:

malignant

Pronunciation: /məˈlɪgnənt/

adj

  • 1.1 [Medicine/Medicina] [growth/tumor] maligno
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    • 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.
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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.
    1.2 (malign) maligno
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    • 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?

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