Definition of neoplasm in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnēəˌplazəm/


A new and abnormal growth of tissue in some part of the body, especially as a characteristic of cancer.
Example sentences
  • Histologic sections of the tumor revealed a malignant neoplasm with a diffuse growth pattern.
  • Lipomas, hemangiomas, neuromas, and fibromas are benign neoplasms that occur in the neck.
  • For girls, the 2 causes of death with the highest crude rates were malignant neoplasms and ischemic heart disease.


Mid 19th century: from neo- 'new' + Greek plasma 'formation' (see plasma).

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Syllabification: ne·o·plasm

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