teratoma

See teratocarcinoma.

teratoma

[n] - a tumor consisting of a mixture of tissues not normally found at that site
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Teratoma

Type of testicular cancer most common in men between 20 and 30 years old.
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Teratoma

a tumour composed of cells not normally found in the part of the body when the tumour occurred
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Teratoma

Teratoma: A type of germ cell tumor that may contain several different types of tissue and sometimes mature elements such as hair, muscle, and bone. Teratomas occur most often in the ovary, testis, and in the sacrococcygeal region (near the tailbone) in children. A teratoma may be benign or malignant.
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Teratoma

Ter`a·to'ma noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., ..., monster + -oma .] (Medicine) A tumor, sometimes found in newborn children, which is made up of a heterigenous mixture of tissues, as of bone, cartilage and muscle.
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teratoma

<oncology, tumour> Malignant tumour (teratoma) thought to originate from primordial germ cells or misplaced blastomeres that contains tissues derived from all three embryonic layers, such as bone, muscle, cartilage, nerve, tooth buds and various glands. ... Accompanied by undifferentiated, pluripotent epithelial cells known as embryonal carci...
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teratoma

noun a tumor consisting of a mixture of tissues not normally found at that site
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teratoma

(ter″ә-to´mә) a type of germ cell tumor made up of a number of different types of tissue from one or more of the germ cell layers; it is usually found in the ovary or testis and may be either benign or malignant. malignant teratoma a solid, malignant ovarian tumor resemb...
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Teratoma

• (n.) A tumor, sometimes found in newborn children, which is made up of a heterigenous mixture of tissues, as of bone, cartilage and muscle.
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teratoma

(from the article `stem cell`) ...at the egg-cylinder stage, with embryonic stem cells inside an outer layer of endoderm. If embryonic stem cells are grafted into an adult mouse, ...
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teratoma

teratoma (singular), teratomatous, teratomata (plural) 1. In medicine, a true neoplasm made up of a number of different types of tissue, none of which is native to the area in which it occurs; most often found in the ovary or testis. 2. A tumour, especially of the gonads, characteristically formed of numerous distinct tissues and believed usua...
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Teratoma

A tumor which contains cells derived from all three germ layers-the ectoderm, endoderm and mesoderm. These tumors are most commonly seen in the ovaries and testes. While some of the tumors are benign, some can be malignant.
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teratoma

Type: Term Pronunciation: ter′ă-tō′mă Definitions: 1. A type of germ cell tumor composed of multiple tissues, including tissues not normally found in the organ in which it arises. Teratomas occur most frequently in the ovary, where they are usually benign and form dermoid cysts; in the testis, they are usually malignant; ...
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TERATOMA

Ovarian tumor characterized by the formation of cysts as well as a bizarre combination of different embryonic tissues such as bone, cartilage, teeth, and hair.
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teratoma

A type of germ cell tumor that may contain several different types of tissue, such as hair, muscle, and bone. Teratomas occur most often in the ovaries in women, the testicles in men, and the tailbone in children. Not all teratomas are malignant.
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Teratoma

A teratoma is an encapsulated tumor with tissue or organ components resembling normal derivatives of more than one germ layer. Although the teratoma may be monodermal or polydermal (originating from one or more germ layers), its cells may differentiate in ways suggesting other germ layers. The tissues of a teratoma, although normal in themselves, ...
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