Definitions

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

  • noun An abnormal new growth of tissue in animals or plants; a tumor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A new growth or true tumor; a morbid growth more or less distinct histologically from the tissue in which it occurs.

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

  • noun (Physiol. & Med.) A new formation or tissue, the product of morbid action.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pathology, oncology An abnormal new growth of disorganized tissue in animals or plants.

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

  • noun an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose

Etymologies

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From neo- + Ancient Greek πλάσμα (plasma, "formation").

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