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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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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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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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The non-tumorigenic radial growth phase encompasses the intraepidermal lesions, namely lentigo maligna and in situ melanoma (M), and the microinvasive forms including ultra-thin M and the vast majority of thin M.
In addition, colonizing the basal cell carcinoma, there was an in situ melanoma composed of large, variably sized nests and single melanocytes.
incidence rate of invasive melanoma of one case for every 40 adults by the end of this decade, and a lifetime incidence rate for either invasive or in situ melanoma of one case for every 20 adults by 2020.
In situ melanoma of the nail unit in children: report of two cases in fair-skinned Caucasian children.
It is again subdivided into 3 levels: Level I: Pure in situ melanoma without evidence of invasion or in situ melanoma with microinvasion.

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