Associations to the word «Tumor»


TUMOR, noun. (oncology) (pathology) An abnormal growth; differential diagnosis includes abscess, metaplasia, and neoplasia.
TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR, noun. (medicine) Any of several polypeptide hormones, produced by macrophages, that can destroy some cancer cells

Dictionary definition

TUMOR, noun. An abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose.

Wise words

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