from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A malignant tumor arising from connective tissues.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of malignant tumor of the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tumor of fleshy consistence; -- formerly applied to many varieties of tumor, now restricted to a variety of malignant growth made up of cells resembling those of fetal development without any proper intercellular substance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a fleshy disk.
- n. In pathology, a tumor composed of tissue resembling embryonic connective tissue. The sarcomas are of varying, usually high, grades of malignancy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a usually malignant tumor arising from connective tissue (bone or muscle etc.); one of the four major types of cancer
New Latin, from Greek sarkōma, sarkōmat-, fleshy excrescence, from sarkoun, to produce flesh, from sarx, sark-, flesh.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek σάρξ (sárx, “flesh”) + -ωμα (-ōma, “disease”). (Wiktionary)