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mel·a·no·ma

 (mĕl′ə-nō′mə)
n. pl. mel·a·no·mas or mel·a·no·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A dark-pigmented, usually malignant tumor arising from a melanocyte and occurring most commonly in the skin.

melanoma

(ˌmɛləˈnəʊmə)
n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
(Pathology) pathol a malignant tumour composed of melanocytes, occurring esp in the skin, often as a result of excessive exposure to sunlight

mel•a•no•ma

(ˌmɛl əˈnoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
any of several types of skin tumors characterized by the malignant growth of melanocytes.
[1825–35]

mel·a·no·ma

(mĕl′ə-nō′mə)
A type of skin cancer that arises from the cells that produce melanin, usually appearing as a dark-colored spot or mole.

melanoma

any malignant growth, especially in the skin, that is composed of melanin-producing cells.
See also: Cancer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.melanoma - any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytesmelanoma - any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes
skin cancer - a malignant neoplasm of the skin
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[ˌmeləˈnəʊmə] N (melanomas or melanomata (pl)) [ˌmeləˈnəʊmətə]melanoma m

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mel·a·no·ma

n. melanoma, tumor maligno compuesto de melanocitos.

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Primary malignant melanoma of the vulva--an aggressive tumour for modeling the genesis of non-UV light-associated melanomas.
Research has shown that patients, not doctors, are most likely to spot their melanomas, so the MRF is encouraging people to #GetNaked and ask a friend or family member to check hard-to-see places and keep track of suspicious moles.
Over the next eleven years, however, seven of them developed eight melanomas.
Genetic studies suggest that certain people are susceptible to melanomas caused by early, minimal sun exposure, according to speakers at the Sixth World Congress on Melanoma.
These included lymph, lung, liver, and skin melanomas, plus some nonmelanoma cancers.
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SAN DIEGO -- Think of aging baby boomers as "the sandal generation," and remember to check their feet for primary melanomas, Dr.
Surgery can cure 90 percent of early-stage melanomas.
In the year 2000, approximately 26,100 males and 33,300 females were diagnosed with melanomas in Europe, and around 8,300 males and 7,600 females died of cutaneous malignant melanoma in Europe.
Although 85 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers are on the face and hands, only about 20 percent of melanomas first appear on these traditionally sun-drenched areas.
Most melanomas occur on the upper back, head, neck or lower legs, but they can occur anywhere on the body and in people with all skin types.
Stepp pointed to studies of melanomas, including those conducted at Mayo Clinic and published in 1997, found that melanomas are more common among indoor workers than outdoor workers, and occur more often in parts of the body normally shielded from sunlight exposure.