from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An abnormal new growth of tissue in animals or plants; a tumor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An abnormal new growth of disorganized tissue in animals or plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A new formation or tissue, the product of morbid action.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A new growth or true tumor; a morbid growth more or less distinct histologically from the tissue in which it occurs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
The term neoplasm is generally used for any abnormal growth.
You might see somebody who was diagnosed with a breast neoplasm—a lump on the breast—and the treatment code was a circumcision.
This seems to be a huge discrepancy in accuracy, suggesting a battery with only half the advertised road range -- ergo, a brazen lie, a metastatic neoplasm right at the heart and soul of the machine!
According to the CDC, the "age-adjusted death rate decreased significantly for 10 of the 15 leading causes of death," including heart disease, malignant neoplasm cancer, various chronic diseases of the liver or respiratory system, influenza and pneumonia.
The neoplasm of my pleonasms gets my jelly in a righteous tart!
He proposed, Early in the neoplastic process one colonic cell appears to outgrow its companions to form a small, benign neoplasm.
“The neoplasm grows rapidly, infiltrates, metastasizes, and remains true to type.”
A neoplasm of small-minded, heartlessness if you will.
There was something he'd missed, the advanced neoplasm in the upper stomach.
They advertised their products as being as radioactive as the natural springs and effective against a long list of medical problems such as neuralgia, neurosis of the digestive organs, and malignant neoplasm. 89 Radium had become firmly rooted in everyday human life as anyone could go to the local store to buy a radium emanator, a radium ointment, or a radium compress.