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teratocarcinoma

Line breaks: terato|car¦cin¦oma
Pronunciation: /ˌtɛrətəʊkɑːsɪˈnəʊmə
 
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Definition of teratocarcinoma in English:

noun (plural teratocarcinomata or teratocarcinomas)

Medicine
A form of malignant teratoma occurring especially in the testis.
Example sentences
  • Well they are in the States, they've actually been able to produce these nerve cells from a carcinoma, a teratocarcinoma, and then these nerve cells remain nerve cells, they don't actually change into anything else.
  • The clearest examples are teratocarcinomas, solid tumors that spontaneously arise from germ cells.

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