Definition of teratoma in English:


Line breaks: tera|toma
Pronunciation: /ˌtɛrəˈtəʊmə

noun (plural teratomas or teratomata /-mətə/)

  • A tumour composed of tissues not normally present at the site (the site being typically in the gonads).
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    • To our knowledge, no similar tumor has been described in the ovary or in teratomas at any other site.
    • The gastrointestinal tract is an unusual site for teratomas to occur.
    • However, five of 19 animals developed teratomata; tumour formation being a major complication of embryonic stem cell transplantation.

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