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Wilms' tumour Line breaks: Wilms' tu¦mour
Pronunciation: /wɪlmz/

Definition of Wilms' tumour in English:


A malignant tumour of the kidney, of a type that occurs in young children.
Example sentences
  • Children are more likely to develop a kind of kidney cancer called Wilms' tumor.
  • This pioneering, statistically based model explained both the hereditary and sporadic forms of retinoblastoma, and was followed by similar models for neuroblastoma and Wilms' tumor.
  • An abdominal mass in a child may also be due to Wilms' tumor.


Early 20th century: named after Max Wilms (1867–1918), German surgeon.

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