carcinoma

car`ci*no"ma

(kr`s*n"m), n. [L., fr. Gr. karki`nwma, fr. karki`nos crab, cancer. See -oma.] (Med.) A form of malignant cancer arising from epithelial tissue. The term was earlier applied to all forms of cancer, or to certain non-malignant forms. It is contrasted with sarcoma, a malignant form of cancer arising from connective tissue. See Cancer. Dunglison. Stedman.
[1913 Webster +PJC]

 

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