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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: rab'do-mi'o-sar-ko'ma


A malignant neoplasm derived from skeletal (striated) muscle, occurring in children or, less commonly, in adults; classified as embryonal alveolar (composed of loose aggregates of small round cells) or pleomorphic (containing rhabdomyoblasts).

Synonym(s): rhabdosarcoma

[rhabdo- + G. mys, muscle, + sarkoma, sarcoma]

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