Definition of “carcinoma” - English Dictionary


“carcinoma” in English

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carcinomanoun [ C ]

uk /kɑː.sɪˈnəʊ.mə/ us /kɑːr.səˈnoʊ.mə/ specialized

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  • A carcinoma or cancer is a malignant tumor, that is, one that tends to grow worse and to reappear if it apparently is removed. 
  • A frequent symptom of carcinoma of the uterus is hemorrhage at irregular times after the menopause. 
  • Glandular carcinoma originates in organs such as the breast, and in the glands of mucous membranes and skin. 
  • Transition forms between adenoma and carcinoma are also met with in the rectum and large intestine, and these should be treated on the same lines as cancer. 

(Definition of “carcinoma” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“carcinoma” in American English

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carcinomanoun [ C ]

us /kɑr·səˈnoʊ·mə/ medical

a lump of tissue that forms on or inside the body; a tumor

(Definition of “carcinoma” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)