melanoma

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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.

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

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]

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.

melanoma

any malignant growth, especially in the skin, that is composed of melanin-producing cells.
See also: Cancer
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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n. melanoma, tumor maligno compuesto de melanocitos.

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References in periodicals archive ?
Subungual melanoma accounts for 10% of melanoma in black populations and has an equal distribution on the hand and foot.
Subungual melanoma arises from the nail matrix and often presents initially as longitudinal melanonychia, Dr.
Subungual melanoma is nearly as common in African American as it is in white patients, noted Dr.
Both melanonychia and subungual melanoma are most common in the thumb, great toe, and index finger, so it's particularly important to examine all the finger and toe nails of patients who have pigmented bands in any of those three areas.
While public awareness of cutaneous melanoma has been increasing, subungual melanoma remains obscure.
SAN DIEGO -- A longitudinal pigmented streak beneath the nail could either be a benign melanonychia striata or a far-from-benign subungual melanoma, but despite the vast difference in prognosis, the two conditions are very difficult to tell apart clinically, Dr.
When it's melanoma, patients often present with late stage disease, because there is frequently a delay in the correct diagnosis," she warned, adding that late-stage subungual melanoma carries a 5-year survival rate of 16%-61%.
Lesions that can mimic the nail streaks of subungual melanoma include benign melanocytic nevi and nonmelanocytic tumors such as keratoacanthomas (Dermatol.
Each streak should be examined, however, because darker-skinned individuals have a higher risk of subungual melanoma than light-skinned patients, Dr.
Subungual melanoma is nearly as common in African Americans as it is in white patients, noted Dr.
SAN DIEGO -- Of the many cases of longitudinal melanonychia--a longitudinal brown-black discoloration of the nail plate--only a fraction are subungual melanomas.