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malignancy

Definitions of malignancy
  1. noun
    (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death
    synonyms: malignance
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    malignant neoplasm, malignant tumor, metastatic tumor
    a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body
    carcinosarcoma
    a malignant neoplasm composed of carcinoma and sarcoma extensively intermixed
    cancer, malignant neoplastic disease
    any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
    angiosarcoma
    a rare malignant neoplasm arising from vascular tissue; usually occurs in the breast and skin and is believed to originate from the endothelial cells of blood vessels
    myeloma
    a tumor of the bone marrow (usually malignant) composed of cells normally found in bone marrow
    neuroblastoma
    malignant tumor containing embryonic nerve cells; usually metastasizes quickly
    neuroepithelioma
    malignant tumor of the neuroepithelium
    retinoblastoma
    malignant ocular tumor of retinal cells; usually occurs before the third year of life; composed of primitive small round retinal cells
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    disease
    an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  2. noun
    quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will
    synonyms: malignance, malignity
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    Antonyms:
    benignancy, benignity, graciousness
    the quality of being kind and gentle
    type of:
    evil, evilness
    the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice
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