carcinoma definition

  • noun:
    • An invasive cancerous cyst produced by epithelial structure that tends to metastasize with other areas of the body.
    • An invasive malignant tumefaction produced from epithelial muscle that will metastasize to many other areas of the body.
    • a kind of malignant cancer due to epithelial structure. The term was early in the day applied to all types of cancer tumors, or to specific non-malignant types. It is contrasted with sarcoma, a malignant form of cancer tumors arising from connective muscle. See cancer tumors.
    • A tumor which develops more or less quickly, tends to break down and ulcerate with its subsequent phases, propagates it self in neighboring or more distant parts, and after excision really usually recurs; a cancer, when you look at the stricter feeling of that word.
    • In botany, an ailment of woods characterized by the separation of the bark plus the exudation of an acrid sap.
    • any cancerous tumefaction derived from epithelial structure; among the four major kinds of disease

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