What does carcinoma mean?

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ˌkɑr səˈnoʊ mə; -mə təcar·ci·no·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carcinoma(noun)

    any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer


  1. carcinoma(n.)

    A form of malignant cancer arising from epithelial tissue. The term was earlier applied to all forms of cancer, or to certain non-malignant forms. It is contrasted with sarcoma, a malignant form of cancer arising from connective tissue. See Cancer. Dunglison. Stedman.

  2. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. karki`nwma, fr. karki`nos crab, cancer. See -oma.]


  1. carcinoma(Noun)

    An invasive malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue that tends to metastasize to other areas of the body.

  2. Origin: From carcinoma , from καρκίνωμα, from καρκίνος. Compare cancer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carcinoma(noun)

    a cancer. By some medical writers, the term is applied to an indolent tumor. See Cancer

  2. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. karki`nwma, fr. karki`nos crab, cancer. See -oma.]


  1. Carcinoma

    Carcinoma is the medical term for the most common type of cancer occurring in humans. Put simply, a carcinoma is a cancer that begins in a tissue that lines the inner or outer surfaces of the body, and that generally arises from cells originating in the endodermal or ectodermal germ layer during embryogenesis. More specifically, a carcinoma is tumor tissue derived from putative epithelial cells whose genome has become altered or damaged to such an extent that the cells become transformed, and begin to exhibit abnormal malignant properties.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carcinoma

    kar-si-nōma, n. a cancer (see Cancer).—adj. Carcinō′matous.—n. Carcinō′sis, the growth and development of cancer. [Gr.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Carcinoma

    A malignant neoplasm made up of epithelial cells tending to infiltrate the surrounding tissues and give rise to metastases. It is a histological type of neoplasm but is often wrongly used as a synonym for "cancer." (From Dorland, 27th ed)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carcinoma in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carcinoma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of carcinoma in a Sentence

  1. Margaret Karagas:

    Earlier exposure to indoor tanning is associated with a greater risk for developing basal cell carcinoma at a young age, the new FDA regulations reinforce the science that teens and young adults may be especially vulnerable to developing skin cancer if they use tanning beds.

  2. Bav Shergill:

    Basal cell carcinoma is a non-melanoma skin cancer and its the most common type of skin cancer, accounting for over 80 percent of all skin cancer cases in the UK, the commonest cause is too much exposure to UV light from the sun or from sunbeds. BCC can occur anywhere on your body, but is most common on areas that are often exposed to the sun.

  3. Katherine Raymond:

    They did another biopsy then and determined it was myoepithelial carcinoma, an extremely rare cancer thats very serious, its extremely uncommon in children. When we were told about Fionahs condition, doctors said it was very rare and she would be facing an uphill battle. They told us she would need chemo, radiation and more surgery. They told us she might not live to see her first birthday which devastated us.

  4. Joanna Gaines:

    A few months ago I was in New York City with Jo, and I happened to meet Gabriele Grunewald( Gabe) as she was running through Central Park. She clearly knew what she was doing, so I got to talking with her and it turns out, she is actually a professional runner, come to find out, back in 2009 Gabe was diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma( ACC), a rare form of cancer — so rare that it only occurs in 3.5 out of every one million cancer patient. But from what I can tell, this young lady has n’t let her diagnosis or treatment slow her down for a minute.

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