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Tumor

Synonym(s)

  • neoplasia
  • neoplasms
  • neoplastic growth
  • new growth

Definition(s)

A new growth of benign or malignant tissue.

Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Abnormal and uncontrolled cell growth.

Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014