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Pronunciation: kar′si-nō′mă, -măz, kar′si-nō′mă-tă

Definition: Any of various types of malignant neoplasm derived from epithelial cells, chiefly glandular (adenocarcinoma) or squamous (squamous cell carcinoma); the most commonly occurring kind of cancer.

[G. karkinōma, fr. karkinos, cancer, + -oma, tumor]

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