melanoma

Neoplasia derived from melanocytes; benign forms are moles, but often are highly malignant. Generally the cells contain melanin granules and for this reason they have been used in studies on metastasis because the secondary tumours are easily located in lung.

melanoma

[n] - any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes
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Melanoma

(malignant melanoma) A particular type of skin cancer. The cancer develops from the cells that produce the skin pigment, melanin. Malignant melanoma in the skin usually develops from an existing mole, but this is not always the case. Much more rarely, it can begin in the eye and, even more rarely, in an internal body organ. If MM is found early, be...
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Melanoma

a skin tumour composed of cells called melanocytes
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Melanoma

A cancer of the pigment-forming cells of the skin or the retina of the eye.
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Melanoma

A tumour consisting of darkly pigmented cells.
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Melanoma

Our Melanoma Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Melanoma Melanoma: The most dangerous form of skin cancer, a malignancy of the melanocyte, the cell that produces pigment in the skin. Melanoma is most common in people with fair skin, but can occur in people with all skin colors. Most melanomas present as a d...
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Melanoma

Mel`a·no'ma noun ; Latin plural - nomata . [ New Latin ; Greek ..., ..., black + -oma .] (Medicine) (a) A tumor containing dark pigment. (b) Development of dark-pigmented tumors.
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melanoma

<oncology, tumour> A tumour arising from the melanocytic system of the skin and other organs. When used alone the term refers to malignant melanoma. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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melanoma

malignant melanoma noun any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes
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melanoma

(mel″ә-no´mә) a tumor arising from the melanocytic system of the skin and other organs. malignant melanoma.
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Melanoma

• (n.) A tumor containing dark pigment. • (n.) Development of dark-pigmented tumors.
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melanoma

a spreading and frequently recurring cancer of specialized skin cells (melanocytes) that produce the protective skin-darkening pigment melanin. In ... [5 related articles]
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melanoma

(melano- + -oma) a tumour arising from the melanocytic system of the skin and other organs. When used alone the term refers to malignant melanoma.
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melanoma

A form of skin cancer that begins in melanocytes – the cells that make the brown pigment melanin. Melanoma usually starts in a mole. The skin is the body`s largest organ. It protects against heat, sunlight, injury, and infection. The skin has two main layers: the epidermis (upper or outer la...
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melanoma

melanoma: see skin cancer.
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melanoma

Type: Term Pronunciation: mel′ă-nō′mă Definitions: 1. A malignant neoplasm, derived from cells that are capable of forming melanin, arising most commonly in the skin of any part of the body, or in the eye, and, rarely, in the mucous membranes of the genitalia, anus, oral cavity, or other sites; occurs mostly in adults and...
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melanoma

Highly malignant tumour of the melanin-forming cells (melanocytes) of the skin. It develops from an existing mole in up to two-thirds of cases, but can also arise in the eye or mucous membranes. Malignant melanoma is the most dangerous of the skin cancers; it is associated with brief but excessive exposure to sunlight. It is easily trea...
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MELANOMA

A (usually) malignant tumor of pigmented skin cells.
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Melanoma

A rare type of fast-spreading skin cancer. It starts in the cells that make our skin colour.
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melanoma

(mel;ua-no;mua) A dark, malignant tumor of the skin that frequently forms in moles.
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melanoma

(mel;ua-no;mua) A dark, malignant tumor of the skin that frequently forms in moles.
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Melanoma

A malignant neoplasm arising from melanocytes.
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melanoma

A form of cancer that begins in melanocytes (cells that make the pigment melanin). It may begin in a mole (skin melanoma), but can also begin in other pigmented tissues, such as in the eye or in the intestines.
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Melanoma

A malignant skin tumour that involves skin cells that produce pigment (melanin). Melanoma may appear on normal skin or arise from a mole or other skin lesion that has changed in appearance.
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