nonmalignant tumour


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Related to nonmalignant tumour: Benign neoplasm, Benign growth
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Noun1.nonmalignant tumour - a tumor that is not cancerousnonmalignant tumour - 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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Bobby, who loves Thomas the Tank Engine, has already undergone three operations and will endure 18 months of chemotherapy to shrink the nonmalignant tumour.
Uterine fibroids are nonmalignant tumours. Nearly 25 per cent of women around the world between the age group of 30 and 40 years have fibroids in the uterus.