melanoma definition

  • noun:
    • A dark-pigmented, usually malignant tumefaction due to a melanocyte and happening mostly when you look at the epidermis.
    • A dark-pigmented, frequently malignant cyst as a result of a melanocyte and happening most frequently in the epidermis.
    • A tumor containing dark pigment. These types of tumors usually are cancerous and often deadly.
    • growth of dark-pigmented tumors.
    • A dark-pigmented cyst.
    • any one of a number of cancerous neoplasms (usually of the skin) composed of melanocytes

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