carcinoid definition

  • noun:
    • A small tumor, generally found in the intestinal system, that secretes serotonin.
    • a kind of slow-growing tumour while it began with the neuroendocrine system.
    • a little tumor (harmless or cancerous) due to the mucosa associated with gastrointestinal system; most commonly it is involving exorbitant secretion of serotonin.
    • a small cyst (harmless or cancerous) arising from the mucosa associated with the gastrointestinal tract; frequently related to excessive release of serotonin
  • others:
    • Crablike; specifically, with respect to the Carcinoida.
    • Cancroid; carcinomorphic.

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