malignancy


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ma·lig·nan·cy

 (mə-lĭg′nən-sē)
n. pl. ma·lig·nan·cies
1. also ma·lig·nance (-nəns) The state or quality of being malignant.
2. A malignant tumor.

malignancy

(məˈlɪɡnənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. the state or quality of being malignant
2. (Pathology) pathol a cancerous growth

ma•lig•nan•cy

(məˈlɪg nən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the quality or condition of being malignant.
2. malignant character or behavior.
3. a malignant tumor.
Also, ma•lig′nance (for defs. 1, 2).
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malignancy - (medicine) a malignant statemalignancy - (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death
cancer cell - a cell that is part of a malignant tumor
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
malignant neoplasm, malignant tumor, metastatic tumor - a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body
2.malignancy - quality of being disposed to evilmalignancy - quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will
evilness, evil - the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
benignancy, benignity, graciousness - the quality of being kind and gentle

malignancy

noun
Translations

malignancy

[məˈlɪgnənsɪ] Nmalignidad f

malignancy

[məˈlɪgnənsi] n [tumour, disease] → malignité f

malignancy

nBösartigkeit f; (Med) → Malignität f (spec), → Bösartigkeit f; (fig: = evil thing) → Übel nt

malignancy

[məˈlɪgnənsɪ] n (of person, remark) → malignità f inv; (of tumour) → carattere m maligno

ma·lig·nan·cy

1. n. cualidad de malignidad;
2. tumor canceroso.

malignancy

n malignidad f, cáncer m
References in classic literature ?
For I have already had frequent proof of the judgments, as well of those I esteemed friends, as of some others to whom I thought I was an object of indifference, and even of some whose malignancy and envy would, I knew, determine them to endeavor to discover what partiality concealed from the eyes of my friends.
In that case, of course, people are not spiteful in silence, but moan; but they are not candid moans, they are malignant moans, and the malignancy is the whole point.
Somewhere there, on that desolate plain, was lurking this fiendish man, hiding in a burrow like a wild beast, his heart full of malignancy against the whole race which had cast him out.
said the bird-faced man suddenly in a tone of concentrated malignancy, glaring under his bandages.
The malignancy of publishers, however, could not turn me back.
One moment Sara would interpose her body between Michael and the leopard, which was still being delayed by the prodding irons; and the next moment she would turn to screech at the fanged cat is if by very advertisement of her malignancy she might intimidate him into keeping back.
He came out of the tangle a spectacle of malignancy, ears flattened back, lips writhing, nose wrinkling, his teeth clipping together as the fangs barely missed the hound's soft throat.
But before that, as trial judge, he had earned sentence of death by his fiendish malignancy.
Causes of microscopic hematuria are variable and include urinary stones, infection and genitourinary malignancy.
com/research/wj56pg/advanced) has announced the addition of Global Markets Direct's new report "Advanced Malignancy - Pipeline Review, H2 2012" to their offering.
Malignancy can be associated with a number of musculoskeletal manifestations that may be caused by direct tumor invasion into bones and joints, as a paraneoplastic syndrome, and through altered immune surveillance (Table 1).
The term "paraneoplastic syndromes" refers to symptoms caused by a malignancy but which are not directly related to the tumor mass nor its metastasis.