from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A slow-growing, malignant tumor arising from remnants of the notochord.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tumor of peculiar formation sometimes found in the median line of the verm is of the cerebellum.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • A few years earlier, Josh Sommer explained, he had a tumor removed from his skull, a rare bone cancer called chordoma.

    The Seattle Times

  • The cell line is being used to, among other things, screen existing drugs to see if they might work against chordoma.

    Desperately Seeking Cures

  • For instance, the Chordoma Foundation, which supports research into that rare cancer, found that there was only one decent chordoma cell line in the whole world — in a freezer in Germany — and it hadn't been used for new research since 2001.

    Desperately Seeking Cures

  • All those brainiacs and fancy pants knew the problem wasn't chordoma research, per se.

    The Seattle Times

  • I just received news that surgery for my sacral chordoma (which, as the linked article makes clear, is not something to be sat on, ha ha ha) -- is scheduled for

    News & Politics

  • Having focused more on its mission of fighting chordoma, a rare form of cancer, rather than on building its organizational infrastructure, Lee says, the foundation now is "poised to take off."

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  • The Chordoma Foundation requests cell lines that can be used for research into chordoma - a sl …

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  • Next week I head into the hospital for surgery on my sacral chordoma.


  • Just so you know, this is my last column before going in for surgery for my sacral chordoma on Thursday.


  • Thursday I head into the hospital for surgery on my sacral chordoma at



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