Definitions for Sarcomasɑrˈkoʊ mə; -mə tə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sar•co•masɑrˈkoʊ mə; -mə tə(n.)(pl.)-mas, -ma•ta

  1. any of various malignant tumors composed of neoplastic cells resembling embryonic connective tissue.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of sarcoma:

1650–60; < NL < Gk sárkōma fleshy growth

sar•co′ma•tous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sarcoma(noun)

    a usually malignant tumor arising from connective tissue (bone or muscle etc.); one of the four major types of cancer

Wiktionary

  1. sarcoma(Noun)

    A type of malignant tumor of the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sarcoma(noun)

    a tumor of fleshy consistence; -- formerly applied to many varieties of tumor, now restricted to a variety of malignant growth made up of cells resembling those of fetal development without any proper intercellular substance

Freebase

  1. Sarcoma

    A sarcoma is a cancer that arises from transformed cells of mesenchymal origin. Thus, malignant tumors made of cancerous bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, vascular, or hematopoietic tissues are, by definition, considered sarcomas. This is in contrast to a malignant tumor originating from epithelial cells, which are termed carcinoma. Human sarcomas are quite rare. Common malignancies, such as breast, colon, and lung cancer, are almost always carcinoma.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Sarcoma

    A connective tissue neoplasm formed by proliferation of mesodermal cells; it is usually highly malignant.

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