Tumour

Cancerous lump. 'Benign tumour' can be used to mean non-cancerous lump.

Tumour

Any swelling, whether oedema or a mass, resulting from malformation, inflammation or repair; may be either benign or malignant.

Tumour

A growth, neoplasm.

tumour

(= tumor (USA)) Strictly, any abnormal swelling, but usually applied to a mass of neoplastic cells.

tumour

(L.; from tumere to swell) 1. swelling, one of the cardinal signs of inflammations; morbid enlargement. 2. a new growth of tissue in which the multiplication of cells is uncontrolled and progressive; called also neoplasm.
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tumour

1. <oncology> An abnormal mass of tissue that results from excessive cell division that is uncontrolled and progressive, also called a neoplasm. Tumours perform no useful body function. They may be either benign (not cancerous) or malignant. ... 2. Swelling, one of the cardinal signs of inflammations, morbid enlargement. ... Origin: L. Tumere...
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Tumour

A focal growth; a swelling. [See also cancer, benign, and malignant.]
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Tumour

A lump or mass of cells which can be either benign or malignant. Also known as a neoplasm.
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tumour

a mass of abnormal tissue that arises without obvious cause from preexisting body cells, has no purposeful function, and is characterized by a ... [59 related articles]
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Tumour

A spontaneous growth of tissue that forms into an abnormal mass. It serves no useful function, and can eventually damage organs and systems in the body.
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Tumour

A swelling in or on the body. Usually refers to an abnormal growth of cells in body tissue.
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Tumour

an abnormal mass that occurs when cells in a certain area reproduce unchecked; can be cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign)
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Tumour

An abnormal swelling formed by a new growth of cells.
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Tumour

An abnormal swelling or growth. A tumour may be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous).
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Tumour

An overgrowth of cells forming a lump; may be benign (not cancer) or cancer.
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Tumour

Another word for cancerous lump. 'Benign tumour' can be used to mean non-cancerous lump.
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Tumour

It is an uncontrolled growth of cells resulting in a large mass.
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tumour

Overproduction of cells in a specific area of the body, often leading to a swelling or lump. Tumours are classified as benign or malignant (see cancer). Benign tumours grow more slowly, do not invade surrounding tissues, do not spread to other parts of the body, and do not usually recur after removal...
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