Definitions for Sarcomasɑrˈkoʊ mə; -mə tə
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a usually malignant tumor arising from connective tissue (bone or muscle etc.); one of the four major types of cancer
A type of malignant tumor of the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue.
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
Origin: [NL., from Gr. , from sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh.]
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
A connective tissue neoplasm formed by proliferation of mesodermal cells; it is usually highly malignant.
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