carcinoma

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From Latin a cancerous ulcer , from Ancient Greek καρκίνωμα (karkínōma), from καρκίνος (karkínos). Compare cancer.

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carcinoma (plural carcinomas or carcinomata)

  1. (oncology) An invasive malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue that tends to metastasize to other areas of the body.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin carcĭnōma (a cancerous ulcer) , from Ancient Greek καρκίνωμα (karkínōma)

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carcinoma m (plural carcinomi)

  1. (oncology) carcinoma