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malignancy

ma·lig·nan·cy

malignancy

pronunciation:
m lIg nn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: malignacies
definition 1: the state or quality of being malignant.
similar words:
canker, malevolence, wickedness
definition 2: malignant actions, character, or the like.
synonyms:
cancer, scourge
similar words:
banefulness, blight, canker, evil
definition 3: a malignant tumor.
similar words:
cancer, carcinoma, growth, metastasis, neoplasm, sarcoma, tumor, ulcer
Word Parts
The word malignancy contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.