Abernethy's sarcoma

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Named after John Abernethy, English surgeon, + New Latin, from Ancient Greek σάρκωμα (sárkōma, fleshy growth), from σαρκόω (sarkóō, become fleshy), from σάρξ (sárx, flesh).[1]


(US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.ɚˌni.θi sɑɹˈkoʊ.mə/


Abernethy's sarcoma (plural Abernethy's sarcomas or Abernethy's sarcomata)

  1. (medicine) A typically malignant fatty tumor located on the trunk.


  1. ^ “Abernethy's sarcoma” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 2668.
  • Thomas, Clayton L., editor (1940) Taber's Encyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 5th edition, Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company, ISBN 0-8036-8313-8, published 1993, page 1