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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tumor, tumour, neoplasmnoun

    an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose

Wiktionary

  1. tumornoun

    An abnormal growth; differential diagnosis includes abscess, metaplasia, and neoplasia.

  2. Etymology: From tumour, from tumor, from tumeo. English usage attested since the 16th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tumornoun

    a morbid swelling, prominence, or growth, on any part of the body; especially, a growth produced by deposition of new tissue; a neoplasm

  2. Tumornoun

    affected pomp; bombast; swelling words or expressions; false magnificence or sublimity

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  1. Tumor

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tumor in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tumor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tumor in a Sentence

  1. Priscilla Roy:

    Just to come up for our treatments -- we have to come quite often so we reached out to the hospital and they recommended Ronald McDonald... and its been wonderful. I love the short commute to the hospital. Nadley is now doing well, after havingher neuroblastoma tumor removed in May. Shes NED (no evidence of disease), according to her mother, who credited the house and the hospital for her recovery. Were so happy that we found MSK (Memorial Sloan Kettering).

  2. Michael Levin:

    The electrical communication amongst cells is really important for tumor suppression. The bigger picture is to understand how these voltages are passed among cells and how they control the transfer of chemical signals among cells, we need to crack this bioelectrical code. We really need to figure out how computations in tissues and decision making about pattern and cell behavior and so on are encoded in electrical signaling. That is sort of the next ten years.

  3. Paul Limburg:

    One of the challenges to developing a blood test to detect early-stage cancers is that the bloodstream only has minute levels of tumor DNA.

  4. Joseph McCain:

    Neissa started to have a rapid acceleration of the growth of the tumor. We were all quite concerned about that.

  5. Bryan Choi:

    The immune system then recognizes these antigens and can mount a potent secondary assault on the remaining tumor.

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