Definition of Teratoma

1. Noun. A tumor consisting of a mixture of tissues not normally found at that site.

Generic synonyms: Neoplasm, Tumor, Tumour



Definition of Teratoma

1. n. A tumor, sometimes found in newborn children, which is made up of a heterigenous mixture of tissues, as of bone, cartilage and muscle.

Definition of Teratoma

1. Noun. (pathology) A benign or malignant tumour, especially of the gonads, that arises from germ cells and consists of different types of tissue such as skin, hair, or muscle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Teratoma

1. a type of tumor [n -MAS or -MATA] - See also: tumor

Medical Definition of Teratoma

1. Malignant tumour (teratoma) thought to originate from primordial germ cells or misplaced blastomeres that contains tissues derived from all three embryonic layers, such as bone, muscle, cartilage, nerve, tooth buds and various glands. Accompanied by undifferentiated, pluripotent epithelial cells known as embryonal carcinoma cells. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Teratoma

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Literary usage of Teratoma

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1. Genetic Manipulation in Crops: Proceedings of the International Symposium on by International Rice Research Institute (1988)
"In 1984 the experiment was repeated to determine teratoma formation conditions. ... It is important now to investigate conditions required for teratoma ..."

2. The Pathology and surgical treatment of tumors by Nicholas Senn (1895)
"teratoma. So far we have considered tumors composed of a single ... A teratoma is a tumor composed of various tissues, organs, or systems of organs which do ..."

3. Neoplastic Diseases: A Treatise on Tumors by James Ewing (1922)
"The chief distinction is the clinical malignancy of the solid teratoma, the simple dermoid being relatively benign. Clinical Course. ..."

4. Manual of Bacteriology and Pathology for Nurses by Jay Gilbert Roberts (1920)
"Where the extra fetus is enclosed within another, it is termed endogenous teratoma; where two are fused, one developing only in part, ..."

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