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ma·lig·nant

 (mə-lĭg′nənt)
adj.
1. Medicine
a. Tending to metastasize: a malignant tumor.
b. Virulent or threatening to life: a malignant disease.
2. Having or showing ill will; malicious: malignant thoughts.

ma·lig′nant·ly adv.
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malignant

(məˈlɪɡnənt)
adj
1. having or showing desire to harm others
2. tending to cause great harm; injurious
3. (Pathology) pathol (of a tumour) uncontrollable or resistant to therapy; rapidly spreading
n
(Historical Terms) history (in the English Civil War) a Parliamentarian term for a royalist1
[C16: from Late Latin malīgnāre to behave spitefully, from Latin malīgnus malign]
maˈlignantly adv
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ma•lig•nant

(məˈlɪg nənt)

adj.
1. inclined to cause harm, suffering, or distress.
2. very dangerous or harmful in influence or effect.
3.
a. tending to produce death, as bubonic plague.
b. (of a tumor) characterized by uncontrolled growth; cancerous, invasive, or metastatic.
[1535–45; < Late Latin; see malign, -ant]
ma•lig′nant•ly, adv.
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ma·lig·nant

(mə-lĭg′nənt)
Likely to spread or get worse: a malignant tumor.
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malignant

Used to describe cancerous growth that will spread to surrounding tissues and, if not totally removed, may be fatal. Compare benign
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.malignant - dangerous to healthmalignant - dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
benign - not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)
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malignant

adjective
1. (Medical) uncontrollable, dangerous, evil, fatal, deadly, cancerous, virulent, metastatic, irremediable a malignant breast tumour
2. hostile, harmful, bitter, vicious, destructive, malicious, malign, hurtful, pernicious, malevolent, spiteful, baleful, injurious, inimical, maleficent, of evil intent a malignant minority indulging in crime and violence
hostile kind, friendly, benign, benevolent, amicable, warm-hearted
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malignant

adjective
1. Characterized by intense ill will or spite:
Slang: bitchy.
2. Extremely destructive or harmful:
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Translations
خَبِيثخَبيث، سَرَطاني، مُهْلِكخَبيث، مُؤْذٍ
zhoubnýmaligníškodlivý
ondartetondskabsfuld
pahanlaatuinenpahansuopapahantahtoinenvahingollinen
zloćudanmaligan
rosszindulatú
illgjarnillkynja
悪意のある
극히 해로운
zhubný
elakartad
เป็นอันตราย
ác tính

malignant

[məˈlɪgnənt] ADJ (= evil) → malvado (Med) → maligno
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malignant

[məˈlɪgnənt] adj
[tumour, disease] → malin/igne
(= malicious) [person] → malveillant(e)
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malignant

adjbösartig; (Med also) → maligne (spec); effectnegativ; he took a malignant delight in our misfortunesunser Unglück bereitete ihm ein hämisches Vergnügen; a malignant growth (Med, fig) → ein bösartiges Geschwür; malignant melanoma (Med) → malignes Melanom
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malignant

[məˈlɪgnənt] adjmaligno/a, malevolo/a (Med) (tumour) → maligno/a
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malign

(məˈlain) verb
to say unpleasant things about (someone or something), especially without reason. He's always maligning his wife when she isn't there.
malignant (məˈlignənt) adjective
1. (of people, their actions etc) intending, or intended, to do harm. a malignant remark.
2. (of a tumour, disease etc) likely to become worse and cause death. She died of a malignant tumour.
maˈlignantly adverb
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malignant

خَبِيث zhoubný ondartet bösartig κακοήθης maligno pahansuopa malin zloćudan maligno 悪意のある 극히 해로운 schadelijk ondartet złośliwy maligno злокачественный elakartad เป็นอันตราย kötücül ác tính 恶性的
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ma·lig·nant

a. maligno-a, pernicioso-a, de efecto destructivo;
neoplasia ___cáncer.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

malignant

adj maligno
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When asked to describe their method for determining the percentage of malignant cells in a tissue section, the vast majority of laboratories reported using pathologist estimation.
EATING plenty of oily fish such as salmon, sardines and mackerel can protect against skin cancer by destroying malignant cells.
The study showed that when Ingenol mebutate is applied to the skin it not only kills the cancerous cells but also recruits white blood cells that appear to reduce the risk of relapse by destroying any residual malignant cells that could allow the tumour to regrow.
Progress has validated the feasibility of using engineered NSCs as cell-based therapeutic agents to eliminate malignant cells in the brain.
Metastasis--the spreading of tumor cells to other parts of the body--is usually what makes breast cancer fatal, but only malignant cells can spread.
The researchers, led by a team from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, have shown that malignant cells in multiple myeloma frequently harbor mutations that activate what is called the NF-kappaB signaling pathway, which plays a key role in promoting cell growth and preventing programmed cell death.
Expression of RLIP76 was found to be greater in malignant cells than in nonmalignant cells.
The technology identifies a cancer marker known as RECAF, which is found on malignant cells from a variety of cancer types but is absent in most normal or benign cells.
(6) More recently, investigators have proposed that malignant cells invade and spread via potential spaces in the connective tissue planes of the perineurium and endoneurium without inciting an inflammatory response in the surrounding stroma or invading the nerve fibers themselves.
Women testing positive for the virus would then still have to have a smear, which is more specific when it comes to malignant cells.
Q: Can you describe the cellular changes you might observe in benign versus malignant cells?
To identify the cells in the blood of cancer patients, the investigators treated blood samples with an antibody-coated iron particle to search for the cancer cells and then used a laser to turn malignant cells a different color than the rest of the sample.

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