oat cell carcinoma definition

  • noun:
    • an extremely cancerous carcinoma for the lung area made up of small ovoid undifferentiated cells. Also known as tiny cell carcinoma.
    • very malignant carcinoma made up of tiny round or egg-shaped cells with little to no cytoplasm; lung cancers are frequently oat cellular carcinomas

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