Definitions

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

  • noun A tumor consisting of different types of tissue, as of skin, hair, and muscle, caused by the development of independent germ cells.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A complex congenital tumor, often containing very many different tissues, as skin, hair, teeth, connective tissue, cartilage, bone, muscles, and glands: most frequently found at the lower end of the spine, about the head and neck, and in the generative organs. Also called teratoid tumor.

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

  • noun (Med.) A tumor, sometimes found in newborn children, which is made up of a heterigenous mixture of tissues, as of bone, cartilage and muscle.

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  • noun pathology A benign or malignant tumour, especially of the gonads, that arises from germ cells and consists of different types of tissue such as skin, hair, or muscle.

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

  • noun a tumor consisting of a mixture of tissues not normally found at that site

Etymologies

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From terato- + -oma

Examples

  • View larger image »Discussing the implications of the ultrasound findings when a sacrococcygeal teratoma is initially diagnosed can provide parents with information on options to consider if hydrops evolves, a potentially fatal situation.

    Sacrococcygeal Teratoma (SCT), Sacrococcygeal Tumor Treatment

  • In our experience, fetal hydrops associated with sacrococcygeal teratoma is rapidly progressive and nearly always fatal.

    Sacrococcygeal Teratoma (SCT), Sacrococcygeal Tumor Treatment

  • Josep Dalmau, a neuro-oncologist at Penn, and his colleagues had published studies describing anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a rare reaction seen in young women to a common ovarian tumor called a teratoma, which is typically harmless.

    Doctor's diagnosis drew laughs, but it saved woman's life

  • Josep Dalmau, a neuro-oncologist at Penn, and his colleagues had published studies describing anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a rare reaction seen in young women to a common ovarian tumor called a teratoma, which is typically harmless.

    Doctor's diagnosis drew laughs, but it saved woman's life

  • There seems to be a grey area between a fetus in fetu and what is called a teratoma: a kind of encapsulated tumor which contains tissue or organ components resembling normal derivatives of all three germ layers.

    How Twins Go Bad

  • There seems to be a grey area between a fetus in fetu and what is called a teratoma: a kind of encapsulated tumor which contains tissue or organ components resembling normal derivatives of all three germ layers.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • When he was born at six pounds, four ounces, the teratoma was the size of a baseball.

    I slept with Joey Ramone

  • When he was born at six pounds, four ounces, the teratoma was the size of a baseball.

    I slept with Joey Ramone

  • When he was born at six pounds, four ounces, the teratoma was the size of a baseball.

    I slept with Joey Ramone

  • When he was born at six pounds, four ounces, the teratoma was the size of a baseball.

    I slept with Joey Ramone

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