from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not malignant, without malice.
  • adj. Of a growth in the body, not cancerous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not malignant, as a disease; -- used especially of tumors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In pathology, benignant; not malignant: as, a non-malignant tumor.


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  • The charity, Voices Against Brain Cancer, conducts monthly support groups for caregivers and families of brain-cancer patients, as well as people who have been diagnosed with nonmalignant brain tumors.

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  • Smooth, firm nodules on the surface of the testicle usually represent a nonmalignant cyst.

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  • Even the distinction between malignant and nonmalignant tumors likely escaped Hippocrates: his karkinos included every conceivable form of swelling—nodes, carbuncles, polyps, protrusions, tubercles, pustules, and glands—lumps lumped indiscriminately into the same category of pathology.

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  • In one hand she carries the moplike wig she has worn since she underwent radiation therapy for a nonmalignant brain tumor a year ago; in the other, a pretty scarf that she will shortly tie around the part of her scalp that's still bald.

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  • Paes was continuing his comeback from a five-month layoff due to a nonmalignant brain lesion. - Bovina, Zimonjic keep Navratilova, Paes from doubles crown

  • Taken to the hospital, Talmadge was informed he had blood in his abdomen, caused by a nonmalignant tumor on his kidney.

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  • Mo had recently completed debilitating treatments for a nonmalignant brain tumor, which had caused her hair to fall out.

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  • DESCRIPTION AND SYMPTOMS: Malignant or nonmalignant lumps in the breasts of women.


  • If you expose them to the caffeine as well, 44 percent reduction in nonmalignant tumors, a 72 percent reduction in malignant tumors.

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