melanoma

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

melano- +‎ -oma

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛləˈnoʊmə/
  • enPR: mĕlănōmä
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊmə

Noun[edit]

melanoma (plural melanomas or melanomata)

  1. (oncology, medicine) A dark-pigmented, usually malignant tumor arising from a melanocyte and occurring most commonly in the skin.

Usage notes[edit]

The term malignant melanoma is synonymous with melanoma in present-day medicine because the molecular biologic understanding and convened terminology of benign and malignant cutaneous neoplasms have been refined since the term melanoma entered use. While this makes malignant melanoma technically redundant, the term remains in frequent use alongside its now-synonymous counterpart. More details are offered at Melanoma § Terminology.

Synonyms[edit]

  • black cancer (see A Comprehensive Medical Dictionary citation from 1880)
  • (variant) Melanome (see The Washington Post citation from 1904)

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

melanoma f (plural melanomes)

  1. melanoma (type of skin tumor)

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

melanoma m (plural melanomes)

  1. (oncology) melanoma

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Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Noun[edit]

melanoma m (plural melanomi)

  1. (oncology) melanoma

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

melanoma m (plural melanomas)

  1. (oncology) melanoma (type of skin tumour)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /melaˈnoma/, [me.laˈno.ma]

Noun[edit]

melanoma m (plural melanomas)

  1. melanoma

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