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Medical Term:

tumor

Pronunciation: tu'mor

Definition:

  1. Any swelling or tumefaction.
  2. One of the four signs of inflammation (t., calor, dolor, rubor) enunciated by Celsus.

Synonym(s): neoplasm

[L. tumor, a swelling]

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