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Definition of "carcinoma" [car•ci•no•ma]

  • An invasive malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue that tends to metastasize to other areas of the body. (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 "carcinoma" in a sentence
  • "The confusion started right away, the minute I got the call from one of the big hospitals in Boston: "Don't let the word 'carcinoma' fool you," the radiologist said."
  • "And basal cell carcinoma is specifically what milk weed is good for."
  • "He knows what it means when you tell him he has tubercles or Bright's disease, and, if he hears the word carcinoma, he will certainly look it out in a medical dictionary, if he does not interpret its dread significance on the instant."