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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A benign or malignant tumor derived from epithelium.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, carcinoma of the skin or mucous membrane.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) A malignant growth containing epithelial cells; -- called also epithelial cancer.

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  • noun medicine Any tumor that originates in the epithelium

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

  • noun a malignant tumor of the epithelial tissue

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