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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
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melanoma

any malignant growth, especially in the skin, that is composed of melanin-producing cells.
See also: Cancer
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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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melanoma

[ˌmɛləˈnəʊmə] nmélanome m
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melanoma

n (Med) → Melanom nt
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mel·a·no·ma

n. melanoma, tumor maligno compuesto de melanocitos.
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melanoma

n melanoma m
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References in periodicals archive ?
Immunohistochemistry can be useful to identify or delineate subtle melanocytic proliferations such as desmoplastic melanoma, lentigo maligna, and subtle invasion in areas of fibrosis or inflammation underlying melanoma in situ.
World Health Organization histological classification of melanoma includes superficial spreading, nodular, lentigo maligna, acral lentiginous, desmoplastic melanoma arising from blue nevus and those arising in giant congenital naevi, childhood, naevoid and persistent melanoma.
For the melanoma, PD-L1 positivity was seen in 21% of desmoplastic melanoma patients, and it was significantly correlated with p53 expression ( P = 0.018).
DESMOPLASTIC MELANOMA, a rare chemo therapy-resistant cutaneous malignancy, appears to be particularly responsive to immunotherapy with inhibitors of programmed death 1 (PD-1) or PD ligand 1 (PD-L1), investigators found.
Mahalingam, "NF1 and Neurofibromin: Emerging Players in the Genetic Landscape of Desmoplastic Melanoma," Advances in Anatomic Pathology, vol.
Camerini et al., "Pure desmoplastic melanoma: A melanoma with distinctive clinical behavior," Annals of Surgery, vol.
Desmoplastic melanoma (DM) represents a relatively rare variant of cutaneous melanoma with a clinical course more similar to soft-tissue sarcoma [24].
In the article titled "Primary Desmoplastic Melanoma of the Penis" [1], the photomicrograph of S-100 immunohistochemical stain did not appear within the blackbox outline in Figure 2 in the PDF version.
Desmoplastic melanoma shows junctional activity and neurotropism.
However despite its relative specificity, Melan-A is often negative in desmoplastic melanoma and cannot completely replace the use of S-100 for the detection of metastatic melanoma (16).
(4) Melanoma is classified into five major histological subtypes: nodular melanoma (NM), lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM), superficial spreading melanoma (SSM), acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM), and desmoplastic melanoma (DM).
Primary mucosal desmoplastic melanoma is an exceedingly rare, potentially devastating disease that is often initially misdiagnosed because of its deceptively benign presentation.