Definitions for osteosarcomaˌɒs ti oʊ sɑrˈkoʊ mə; -mə tə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
os•te•o•sar•co•maˌɒs ti oʊ sɑrˈkoʊ mə; -mə tə(n.)(pl.)-mas, -ma•ta
a malignant tumor of the bone.
Origin of osteosarcoma:
osteosarcoma, osteogenic sarcoma(noun)
malignant bone tumor; most common in children and young adults where it tends to affect the femur
A type of cancer of the bone
Osteosarcoma is an aggressive malignant neoplasm arising from primitive transformed cells of mesenchymal origin that exhibit osteoblastic differentiation and produce malignant osteoid. It is the most common histological form of primary bone cancer.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A sarcoma originating in bone-forming cells, affecting the ends of long bones. It is the most common and most malignant of sarcomas of the bones, and occurs chiefly among 10- to 25-year-old youths. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
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