tumor, tumour, neoplasm(noun)
an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
An abnormal growth; differential diagnosis includes abscess, metaplasia, and neoplasia.
Origin: From tumour, from tumor, from tumeo. English usage attested since the 16th century.
a morbid swelling, prominence, or growth, on any part of the body; especially, a growth produced by deposition of new tissue; a neoplasm
affected pomp; bombast; swelling words or expressions; false magnificence or sublimity
A tumor or tumour is commonly used as a synonym for a neoplasm that appears enlarged in size. Tumor is not synonymous with cancer. While cancer is by definition malignant, a tumor can be benign, pre-malignant, or malignant, or can represent a lesion without any cancerous potential whatsoever. The terms "mass" and "nodule" are often used synonymously with "tumor". Generally speaking, however, the term "tumor" is used generically, without reference to the physical size of the lesion. More specifically, the term "mass" is often used when the lesion has a maximal diameter of at least 20 millimeters in greatest direction, while the term "nodule" is usually used when the size of the lesion is less than 20 mm in its greatest dimension.
The numerical value of Tumor in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Tumor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's not a tumor!
The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.
I have a tumor behind my skull. I have a tumor on my sacrum. I have one on my [cervical] spine somewhere, and on my liver and my lymph node and my left breast, it’s just hard. I just, I don’t want to die.
If he didn't have the encounter with the shark, and given the fact that he's a healthy 39-year-old man, the tumor probably would have grown over the next five, six years. The surgery could have been significantly less successful had the tumor not been located early.
Surgery is the only way to cure this cancer, yet many patients cannot undergo surgery because the tumor is too advanced and may involve critical blood vessels, the device could be implanted to initially shrink the tumors so that patients who couldn't get surgery would now be able to, and patients undergoing surgery may have better tumor clearance.
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- tumorCatalan, Valencian
- plucScottish Gaelic
- hnútur, æxliIcelandic
- 종양, 腫瘍Korean
- fivontosana, zihitraMalagasy
- tumor, ketumbuhanMalay
- tumor, gezwelDutch
- guz, nowotwórPolish
- tümör, urTurkish
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