carcinoid

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car·ci·noid

 (kär′sə-noid′)
n.
A small, slow-growing, benign or malignant tumor, found usually in the gastrointestinal tract, that is composed of islands of rounded cells and secretes serotonin.

carcinoid

(ˈkɑːsɪˌnɔɪd)
n
a small serotonin-secreting tumour, usually slow-growing and occurring in the gastrointestinal tract, although it may spread to the liver

car•ci•noid

(ˈkɑr səˌnɔɪd)

n.
a small, yellowish amino-acid- and peptide-secreting tumor usu. found in the gastrointestinal tract and the lung.
[1925–30; carcin (oma) + -oid]

carcinoid

a small, yellow tumor that may develop from argentaffin cells in the gastrointestinal mucosa and spread widely throughout the body.
See also: Cancer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carcinoid - a small tumor (benign or malignant) arising from the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract; usually associated with excessive secretion of serotonin
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
Translations

carcinoid

adj & n carcinoide m; — tumor tumor m carcinoide