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acromegaly a chronic disease causing abnormal enlargement of the hands, feet, and parts of the face, usu. caused by a tumor of the pituitary gland.
adenoma a usu. benign tumor that starts in a gland or has a glandlike arrangement of cells.
angioma a tumor consisting mainly of blood vessels or lymph vessels.
antitumor combined form of tumor.
carcinoma a malignant tumor consisting of epithelial cells; cancer.
Cushing's disease a disease caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland and characterized by obesity, hypertension, muscular weakness, and diabetes.
excrescence an abnormal, disfiguring outgrowth such as that caused by a tumor. [1/3 definitions]
fibroid a benign tumor consisting of smooth muscle and fibrous tissue, esp. in the uterus. [1/2 definitions]
fibroma a benign tumor consisting mainly of fibrous tissue.
growth an abnormal mass of tissue; tumor. [1/3 definitions]
hematoma a swelling or tumor filled with blood.
malignancy a malignant tumor. [1/3 definitions]
melanoma a malignant tumor, esp. of the skin or eye, that is darkly pigmented with melanin.
mesothelioma a tumor of the mesothelium, often malignant and possibly caused by the breathing in of particles of asbestos.
metastasize to spread to other parts of the body, as cells of a malignant tumor.
mole6 a tumor or mass in the uterus, resulting from an ovum that degenerates or does not develop normally.
myeloma a malignant tumor affecting bone marrow.
neoplasm a new growth of tissue that is abnormal or different from surrounding tissue; growth or tumor.
-oma tumor.
osteoma a nonmalignant tumor of bony tissue.
papilloma a benign tumor of the skin or mucous membrane, such as a corn or wart, that consists of an enlarged papilla or group of papillae.