malignancy

Primary Meanings of malignancy

1.
n
(medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death
2.
n
quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will
Full Definitions of malignancy
1

n (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death

Synonyms:
malignance
Types:
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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
Type of:
disease
an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
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n quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will

Synonyms:
malignance, malignity
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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