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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tumor, tumour, neoplasm(noun)

    an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose


  1. tumor(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tumor(noun)

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

  2. Tumor(noun)

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


  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. Steven Keating:

    I started printing out copies of my tumor, and copies of my brain, you could 3-D print something to use as a surgical tool or as a guide, or even just to have it in the room to point out something to the team of surgeons.

  2. Leonard Lichtenfeld:

    The real question is, if you don’t get all the cancer out, does that leave a place? A sanctuary, if you would, where tumor cells can stay and come back or even migrate to other parts of the body at a later time?

  3. Michael Baden:

    In the normal course, autopsieswould then determine whether the person died of the effects of the COVID virus, whether the person had a brain tumor or brain hemorrhage for example that might be unrelated to it and what the relativesignificance of both the infection and the pre-existing disease is.

  4. Stephen Johnston:

    ( Tumors) have stealthy devices ; they have ways of suppressing the immune system. At an early stage, a tumor hasn't evolved all those capabilities, so we think we have an inherent advantage by attacking very early.

  5. Neil Theise:

    Once they get in, it’s like they’re on a water slide, we have a new window on the mechanism of tumor spread.

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