Non-malignant, recurring, or spreading. Usually applied to tumours.
A growth or lump that is not a cancer. Benign lumps are usually limited to a small area and are slow growing. They only cause problems because of their size or where they are situated. They are often successfully removed by surgery and usually do not grow again.
Describes any illness that is not life threatening. Often used for tumours to mean non-cancerous
This adjective is applied to a any growth which does not invade surrounding tissue. See malignant, tumour.
Contained and unable to invade surrounding tissue (contrast with malignant).
Type: Term Pronunciation: bē-nīn′ Definitions: 1. Denoting the mild character of an illness or the nonmalignant character of a neoplasm.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=9937
kind and gentle mild (climate)Â Found on http://www.graduateshotline.com/list.html
not harmful. In the sense of tumours, not malignant. When referring to parasites, quite harmless.
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- (pathology) not dangerous to health 2. [adj] - of disposition or manner 3. [adj] - pleasant and beneficial in nature or influenceFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=benign
Of tumours, one which is not cancerous. [Compare malignant.]Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20437
Not cancerous. A benign tumour is a harmless overgrowth of cells, which may or may not need surgery to remove it.Found on http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/utilities/glossary/index.htm?search=b
Benign refers to a condition that should not become life-threatening. In relation to tumours, benign means not cancerous.
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Non-cancerous. Used to refer to tumours which grow slowly in one place and which (once treated, or removed by surgery), tend not to recur.
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A term that is used to describe a tumor which does not spread but grows through expansion. If within the body, its effects are often only noticed when the tumor interferes with the function of surrounding organs through displacement or pressure. Within the brain benign tumors can be fatal as they compress sensitive structures within the rigid skull...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20892
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not containing cancerous cells
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Benign: Not cancer. Not malignant. A benign tumor does not invade surrounding tissue or spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumor may grow but it stays put (in the same place). In a general sense, 'benign' means of a mild character that does not threaten health or life. Floaters in the eye are benign. They have no significant effect on visi...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2449
[ Middle English benigne
, Old French benigne
, French bénin
, fem. bénigne
, from Latin benignus
, contr. from benigenus
good + root of genus
kind. See Bounty
, and Genus
.] 1....Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/B/38
<oncology> Something that does not metastasise and treatment or removal is curative. ... Compare: malignant. ... Origin: L. Benignus ... (11 Jan 1998) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
kindness of disposition or manner; `the benign ruler of millions`; `benign intentions`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=benign
pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; `a benign smile`; `the benign sky`; `the benign influence of pure air`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=benign
(bә-nīn´) not recurrent; favorable for recovery with appropriate treatment. The opposite of malignant.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (a.) Of a kind or gentle disposition; gracious; generous; favorable; benignant. • (a.) Exhibiting or manifesting kindness, gentleness, favor, etc.; mild; kindly; salutary; wholesome. • (a.) Of a mild type or character; as, a benign disease.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/benign/
(L. benignus) not malignant; not recurrent; favourable for recovery.Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio12.html
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