Definition of Tumor

1. Noun. An abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose.




Definition of Tumor

1. n. A morbid swelling, prominence, or growth, on any part of the body; especially, a growth produced by deposition of new tissue; a neoplasm.

Definition of Tumor

1. Noun. (oncology pathology) An abnormal growth; differential diagnosis includes abscess, metaplasia, and neoplasia. ¹

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Definition of Tumor

1. an abnormal swelling [n -S] : TUMORAL, TUMOROUS [adj]

Medical Definition of Tumor

1. 1. An abnormal mass of tissue that results from excessive cell division that is uncontrolled and progressive, also called a neoplasm. Tumours perform no useful body function. They may be either benign (not cancerous) or malignant. 2. Swelling, one of the cardinal signs of inflammations, morbid enlargement. Origin: L. Tumere = to swell (12 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tumor

tumidity
tumidly
tumidness
tumidnesses
tummal
tummals
tummelberries
tummelberry
tummies
tummler
tummlers
tummo
tummy
tummy crunch
tummy tuck
tumor (current term)
tumor marker
tumor necrosis factor
tumor virus
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tumorectomy
tumored
tumorgenesis
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tumorigeneses
tumorigenesis
tumorigenic
tumorigenicities
tumorigenicity
tumorless

Literary usage of Tumor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"Immune Reactions against tumor Growth in Animals with Spontaneous tumor.—"While the conditions determining the growth of tumors in experimentally inoculated ..."

2. Proceedings of the second Pan American scientific congress: Washington, U. S by Glen Levin Swiggett (1917)
"Recovery from a tumor which has shown malignant characteristics is rare. ... Evidence of local disappearance of tumor is more frequently met with; ..."

3. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1920)
"2 Left epigastric tumor 1 Pyloric ulcer 1 Abdominal tumor (sarcoma).... 1 Cystic tumor of abdomen 1 Cyst of the pancreas (infected?). 1 tumor of upper right ..."

4. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1888)
"The patient from whom the tumor was removed was a woman between the age of forty ... She had carried the tumor for a number of years and had gotten along ..."

5. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"The removal of such a tumor is most easily effected by dividing it, ... or tarsal tumor. This tumor is situated in the substance of the tarsal cartilage, ..."

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