nonmalignant tumor


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Related to nonmalignant tumor: tumour, Benign neoplasm, Benign growth
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Noun1.nonmalignant tumor - a tumor that is not cancerousnonmalignant tumor - a tumor that is not cancerous  
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
adenoma - a benign epithelial tumor of glandular origin
chondroma - a common benign tumor of cartilage cells
enchondroma - benign slow-growing tumor of cartilaginous cells at the ends of tubular bones (especially in the hands and feet)
fibroma - nonmalignant tumor of connective tissue
myoma - a benign tumor composed of muscle tissue
myxoma - a benign tumor of connective tissue containing jellylike material
neurinoma - tumor (usually benign) of the sheath surrounding a nerve
osteoblastoma - benign tumor of bone and fibrous tissue; occurs in the vertebrae or femur or tibia or arm bones (especially in young adults)
osteochondroma - benign tumor containing both bone and cartilage; usually occurs near the end of a long bone
osteoma - a slow growing benign tumor of consisting of bone tissue; usually on the skull or mandible
papillary tumor, papillary tumour, papilloma, villoma - a benign epithelial tumor forming a rounded mass
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Castleman's disease is a relatively rare disorder characterized by a massive nonmalignant tumor in the lymphoid tissues.
That is, if a nonmalignant tumor develops below a cat's nipple, it can stretch the skin at the top of the mass.
Mandrell had a nonmalignant tumor pushing up under the nail on her left big toe, resulting in surgery that kept her sidelined for almost six weeks.