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Definition of "carcinoid" [carcinoid]

  • A small tumor, usually found in the gastrointestinal tract, that secretes serotonin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "carcinoid" in a sentence
  • "Their findings strongly indicate the risk for a type of tumor called a carcinoid in the small intestine was associated with consuming saturated fats."
  • "One hundred years after "carcinoid": epidemiology of and prognostic factors for neuroendocrine tumors in 35,825 cases in the United States."
  • "Last year, Pat Kirkendall had surgery to remove a carcinoid tumor from her right lung."