metastatic tumor

Definitions of metastatic tumor
  1. noun
    a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body
    synonyms: malignant neoplasm, malignant tumor
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    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
    lymphoma
    a neoplasm of lymph tissue that is usually malignant; one of the four major types of cancer
    carcinoma
    any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
    cancer of the blood, leucaemia, leukaemia, leukemia
    malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer
    sarcoma
    a usually malignant tumor arising from connective tissue (bone or muscle etc.); one of the four major types of cancer
    multiple myeloma
    myeloma that develops in several places at the same time
    type of:
    neoplasm, tumor, tumour
    an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
    malignance, malignancy
    (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death
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