malignance


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ma·lig·nan·cy

 (mə-lĭg′nən-sē)
n. pl. ma·lig·nan·cies
1. also ma·lig·nance (-nəns) The state or quality of being malignant.
2. A malignant tumor.

malignance

(məˈlɪɡnəns)
n
the condition or characteristic of being malignant
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malignance - (medicine) a malignant statemalignance - (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death
cancer cell - a cell that is part of a malignant tumor
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
malignant neoplasm, malignant tumor, metastatic tumor - a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body
2.malignance - quality of being disposed to evilmalignance - quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will
evilness, evil - the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
References in classic literature ?
But, perhaps, there is no God at all," Raskolnikov answered with a sort of malignance, laughed and looked at her.
The company is completing IND-enabling toxicology studies of SGN-35 and plans to submit an investigational new drug (IND) application for the treatment of CD30-expressing hematologic malignances in mid-2006.