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Definition of "malignancy" []

  • The state or quality of being malignant. (noun)
  • Pathology A malignant tumor. (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 "malignancy" in a sentence
  • "Diet and nutrition are thought to play a role in the development of RCC, but the effect of specific food groups on the risk of this malignancy is controversial, explain Dr. Francesca Bravi and colleagues in the International Journal of Cancer."
  • "Not infrequently a primary neoplastic change resulting in malignancy makes the affected cells so fatally ill that they would form no tumors did not their rate of division exceed that of their death."
  • "Although Senator Kennedy has been battling a brain malignancy, he is expected to return to the Senate next week to preside at Mr. Daschle’s hearing, which will add poignancy to the proceeding."