benign tumor

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Noun1.benign tumor - a tumor that is not cancerousbenign 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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For instance, slowdowns in global output growth, major currency movements, adverse shifts in international trading regimes and a tightening in funding conditions could trigger a reversal in the currently benign growth and employment environment.
However, retail sales on Tuesday showed that US consumer spending should support the already more than benign growth in the second half of the year.
Microscopically, polyp growth had fibroblastic cell proliferation (whorls and interlacing bundles of fibroblastic cells) and slight congestion which was suggestive of presence of benign growth in form of a unilateral nasal polyp.
Screening consists of a blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a protein made in the prostate gland, levels of which can become elevated if cancer is present, or when there is an infection of the prostate, -or a benign growth, or if the prostate has been manipulated with instruments (for example, during a biopsy).
So they went ahead and removed the benign growth based on the earlier report.
Intraductal papilloma is a benign growth within the ductal system and presents as bloody nipple discharge.
The eccentric 47-year-old singer said on her official website that she had been trying to tackle the problem with exercises and diets since doctors first discovered the polyp, a benign growth on either one or both of the vocal cords, several years ago, CBS News reported.
The macroeconomic picture is one of stability against the backdrop of a relatively benign growth outlook.
A pilar cyst is a benign growth that may be caused by a hair follicle blocking and filling with a substance called sebum.
The assumption that a benign growth and interest-rate environment was a permanent state of affairs led to a massive failure of fiscal counter-cyclicality in the advanced economies, as budget deficits became chronic, rather than a response to depressed domestic demand.

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