Definitions for malignantməˈlɪg nənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
inclined to cause harm, suffering, or distress.
very dangerous or harmful in influence or effect.
tending to produce death, as bubonic plague. (of a tumor) characterized by uncontrolled growth; cancerous, invasive, or metastatic.
Origin of malignant:
1535–45; < LL; see malign , -ant
dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
Harmful, malevolent, injurious.
Harmfully cancerous; as a malignant tumor.
disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or enmity; virulently inimical; bent on evil; malicious
characterized or caused by evil intentions; pernicious
tending to produce death; threatening a fatal issue; virulent; as, malignant diphtheria
a man of extrems enmity or evil intentions
one of the adherents of Charles L. or Charles LL.; -- so called by the opposite party
Malignant transformation is the process by which cells acquire the properties of cancer. This may occur as a primary process in normal tissue, or secondarily as malignant degeneration of a previously existing benign tumor. There are many causes of primary malignant transformation, or tumorigenesis. The underlying commonality is genetic mutation either by inheritance or more commonly by acquiring mutations in one's DNA over time. Although malignant transformation may occur because of changes within the cell, it can be induced by inorganic toxic substances such as cadmium or arsenite and organics such as tobacco-specific nitrosamines. It is also thought that some malignant transformations are due to viruses such as the Epstein-Barr virus, although this is currently restricted to just a few cancer types. A more common cancer associated with viral infection is cervical cancer, which has been linked to the human papilloma virus. Malignant transformation of cells in a benign tumor may be detected by pathologic examination of tissues. Often the clinical signs and symptoms are suggestive of a malignant tumor.
Translations for malignant
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of people, their actions etc) intending, or intended, to do harm
a malignant remark.
- خَبيث، مُؤْذٍArabic
- malévoloPortuguese (BR)
- بد نام کردنFarsi
- maligni, zloćudniCroatian
- maligno, malevoloItalian
- 악의에 찬Korean
- piktanoris, pikta linkintisLithuanian
- ond(sinnet), hatskNorwegian
- بد نام کردنPersian
- بد نام كولPashto
- maliţios, răuvoitorRomanian
- злой, злобныйRussian
- kötü, acımasızTurkish
- 有惡意的Chinese (Trad.)
- злобний; зловреднийUkrainian
- có dã tâmVietnamese
- 有恶意的Chinese (Simp.)
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