Epithelial carcinoma
: Cancer that begins in the cells that line an organ.

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a malignant epithelioma, such as of the respiratory tract or ovary.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • carcinoma — car ci*no ma (k[aum]r s[i^]*n[=o] m[.a]), n. [L., fr. Gr. karki nwma, fr. karki nos crab, cancer. See { oma}.] (Med.) A form of malignant cancer arising from epithelial tissue. The term was earlier applied to all forms of cancer, or to certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carcinoma — [kär΄sə nō′mə] n. pl. carcinomas or carcinomata [kär′sə nō′mə tə] [L < Gr karkinōma, cancer < karkinoun, affect with a cancer < karkinos, crab: see CANCER] any of several kinds of cancerous growths deriving from epithelial cells: see… …   English World dictionary

  • epithelial cancer — carcinoma …   Medical dictionary

  • Carcinoma — Infobox Disease Name = Carcinoma Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = 8010/3 MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D002277 A carcinoma is any malignant cancer that arises from epithelial cells. Carcinomas invade… …   Wikipedia

  • carcinoma — Any of various types of malignant neoplasm derived from epithelial cells, chiefly glandular (adenocarcinoma) or squamous (squamous cell c.); the most commonly occurring kind of cancer. [G. karkinoma, fr. karkinos, cancer, + oma, tumor] Like other …   Medical dictionary

  • carcinoma — Cancer Can cer, n. [L. cancer, cancri, crab, ulcer, a sign of the zodiac; akin to Gr. karki nos, Skr. karka[.t]a crab, and prob. Skr. karkara hard, the crab being named from its hard shell. Cf. {Canner}, {Chancre}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carcinoma — carcinomatoid, adj. carcinomatous, adj. /kahr seuh noh meuh/, n., pl. carcinomas, carcinomata / meuh teuh/. Pathol. a malignant and invasive epithelial tumor that spreads by metastasis and often recurs after excision; cancer. [1715 25; < L: ulcer …   Universalium

  • Epithelial cancer or Epithelioma — Cancer Can cer, n. [L. cancer, cancri, crab, ulcer, a sign of the zodiac; akin to Gr. karki nos, Skr. karka[.t]a crab, and prob. Skr. karkara hard, the crab being named from its hard shell. Cf. {Canner}, {Chancre}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carcinoma medullare — medullary carcinoma carcinoma composed mainly of epithelial elements with little or no stroma, found most often in the breast and thyroid gland …   Medical dictionary

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