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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A malignant tumor of the kidney that is associated with certain genetic abnormalities and chiefly affects young children. Also called nephroblastoma.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. malignant renal tumor of young children characterized by hypertension and blood in the urine and the presence of a palpable mass

Etymologies

After Max Wilms (1867-1918), German surgeon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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