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  • n. Alternative spelling of tumor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See tumor, tumored.

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

  • n. an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose

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Examples

  • The woman who has the inoperable brain tumour is going to die and she wants someone to benefit from her kidneys.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • The word "tumour", Kaku asserts, will disappear from the language along, as it happens, with "computer".

    Top stories from Times Online

  • My friend Countess Dominique de Borchgrave d'Altena, who has died aged 68 of a brain tumour, was the most unlikely prison visitor, as she herself was the first to admit – a polyglot Belgian aristocrat, more at home at smart house parties around Europe than in Britain's overcrowded prisons.

    Countess Dominique de Borchgrave obituary

  • The silly bugger on the left would've turned 50 today, if he hadn't gone and got himself a brain tumour in 1993.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • And if you want to make it personal, you puffed-up, snot-nosed walking pastiche, I can tell you about a close friend of my father, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour a few months after retiring; the NHS did everything within its capabilities for two years.

    Matthew Yglesias » 2017

  • Harald zur Hausen pursued his idea for over ten years by searching for evidence of HPV forms in tumour cells using probes for known HPV.

    The 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - Illustrated Presentation

  • She worked with lethal material and was diagnosed with a brain tumour, probably caused by the carcinogenic fumes wafting around her studio.

    September 2008

  • What lay behind your particular villain's motivation, if you took away the brain tumour?

    Light and Shade

  • Although the prognosis isn't good, a tumour is not a death sentence, it can be beaten.

    Ted Kennedy Diagnosed With Brain Tumour

  • Senator Ted Kennedy has been diagnosed with a brain tumour: Doctors for the eight-term Massachusetts Democrat said Tuesday that preliminary biopsy results showed a malignant glioma in the left parietal lobe.

    Ted Kennedy Diagnosed With Brain Tumour

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