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Melanoma

Synonym(s)

  • malignant melanoma
  • melanocarcinoma
  • melanosarcoma

Definition(s)

A form of skin cancer that begins in melanocytes (cells that make pigment). Melanoma usually begins in a mole.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 22, 2014