As applied to tumours means that the primary tumour has the capacity to show metastatic spread (metastasise). Implies loss of both growth controland positional control.
Adjective describing cells in a cancerous growth. See tumour.
A type of tumour which invades surrounding tissue and is no longer controlled by the organism on which it is growing; contrast with benign.
• (n.) A man of extrems enmity or evil intentions. • (a.) Tending to produce death; threatening a fatal issue; virulent; as, malignant diphtheria. • (a.) Disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or enmity; virulently inimical; bent on evil; malicious. • (a.) Characterized or caus...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/malignant/
<oncology> Tending to become progressively worse and to result in death. Having the properties of anaplasia, invasion and metastasis, said of tumours. ... Origin: L. Malignans = acting maliciously ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
(L. malignans acting maliciously) tending to become progressively worse and to result in death. Having the properties of anaplasia, invasion, and metastasis; said of tumours.Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio52.html
(mә-lig´nәnt) having the properties of anaplasia, invasiveness, and metastasis; said of tumors. tending to become progressively worse and to result in death.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
[ Latin malignans
, present participle of malignare
, to do or make maliciously. See Malign
, and confer Benignant
Disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevol...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/M/13
A cancer that has high possibility for spread.Found on http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/glossary/glossary.asp
a condition that is severe, harmful, or resistant to treatment. Contrast with benign.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22225
A term applied to any disease of a virulent and fatal nature; but often used to describe cancerous tumours or cancer
Found on http://www.dwp.gov.uk/medical/med_conditions/glossary.html
a word used to describe a condition that is characterised by uncontrolled growth and/or that can be fatal, such as a cancerous tumour Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=M
Adjective describing cells in a cancerous growth. See tumour.Found on http://www.chemicalglossary.net/definition/1093-Malignant
Another term for cancerous cells and commonly refers to a malignant tumor, the main characteristic of which is that it is likely to penetrate the tissues or organ in which it originated as well as move to other sites.
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Another word for cancerous.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21474
antonym benignFound on http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/iupacglossary/glossarym.html
Cancer that has the ability to spread to other parts of the body, eventually causing disability or death.Found on http://www.healthunit.org/sunsafety/glossary.htm
Cancerous or able to metastasize (spread). Pronunciation: muh-LIG-nant • (adjective)Also Known As: MetastaticExamples: John learned he had a malignant tumor after it spread to his liver.Found on http://dermatology.about.com/library/bldefmalignant.htm
Cancerous.Found on http://www.curiousv.com/curiosityrats/files/infodictionary.html
Cancerous. A tumor that has great potential to invade surrounding tissues and spread to other parts of the body, causing a condition to worsen. If the tumor can not be removed, cancerous cells will continue to spread and death is likely.Found on http://www.pregnology.com/Pregnancy-dictionary/
Cancerous. Malignant cells can invade and destroy nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body.Found on http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary?expand=M
Cancerous. Malignant tumors can invade and destroy nearby tissue and spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21420
Cancerous. Malignant tumors can invade and destroy nearby tissue and spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21574
Cancerous. Malignant tumours can invade and destroy surrounding tissue and have the capacity to spread.
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