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tumour

(ˈtjuːmə) or

tumor

n
1. (Pathology) pathol
a. any abnormal swelling
b. a mass of tissue formed by a new growth of cells, normally independent of the surrounding structures
2. obsolete pompous style or language
[C16: from Latin, from tumēre to swell]
ˈtumorous, ˈtumoral adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purposetumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
growth - (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
acanthoma, skin tumor - a neoplasm originating in the epidermis
angioma - a tumor consisting of a mass of blood or lymphatic vessels
blastocytoma, blastoma, embryonal carcinosarcoma - a tumor composed of immature undifferentiated cells
brain tumor, brain tumour - a tumor in the brain
carcinoid - a small tumor (benign or malignant) arising from the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract; usually associated with excessive secretion of serotonin
celioma - an abdominal tumor
granuloma - a tumor composed of granulation tissue resulting from injury or inflammation or infection
adipose tumor, lipoma - a tumor consisting of fatty tissue
malignant neoplasm, malignant tumor, metastatic tumor - a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body
meningioma - a tumor arising in the meninges which surround the brain and spinal cord; usually slow growing and sometimes malignant
neurilemoma, neurofibroma - tumor of the fibrous covering of a peripheral nerve
neuroma - any tumor derived from cells of the nervous system
phaeochromocytoma, pheochromocytoma - a vascular tumor of the adrenal gland; hypersecretion of epinephrine results in intermittent or sustained hypertension
pinealoma - tumor of the pineal gland
plasmacytoma - neoplasm of plasma cells (usually in bone marrow)
psammoma, sand tumor - a tumor derived from fibrous tissue of the meninges or choroid plexus or certain other structures associated with the brain; characterized by sandlike particles
teratoma - a tumor consisting of a mixture of tissues not normally found at that site

tumour

noun growth, cancer, swelling, lump, carcinoma (Pathology), sarcoma (Medical), neoplasm (Medical) He died of a brain tumour.
Translations
nádor
svulsttumor
kasvain
tumor
æxli
腫瘍
종양
audzējs
tumör
เนื้องอก
khối u

tumour

tumor (US) [ˈtjuːməʳ] Ntumor m

tumour

[ˈtjuːmər] (British) tumor (US) ntumeur f brain tumour

tumour

, (US) tumor
nGeschwulst f, → Tumor m; a tumour on the brain, a brain tumourein Gehirntumor m

tumour

tumor (Am) [ˈtjuːməʳ] ntumore m

tumour

(American) tumor (ˈtjuːmə) noun
an abnormal (dangerous) mass of tissue growing on or in the body. a brain tumour; The surgeon removed a tumour from her bladder.

tumour

وَرَم nádor svulst Tumor όγκος tumor kasvain tumeur tumor tumore 腫瘍 종양 tumor svulst guz tumor опухоль tumör เนื้องอก ur khối u 肿瘤
References in classic literature ?
The urchins peeped at him through the cracks in the walls and threw stones that fell on his miserable bed, where he lay gasping with catarrh, with long hair, inflamed eyelids, and a tumour as big as his head on one arm.
When the fourteen years which Nature permits Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits, And the vet's unspoken prescription runs To lethal chambers or loaded guns, Then you will find--it's your own affair But .
To make certain, I shall examine for cancer and tumour, although there's little chance of anything like that.
Now, as regards this swelling," he was saying, as he began a belated and distant examination of Kwaque's affliction, "I should say, at a glance, that it is neither tumour nor cancer, nor is it even a boil.
A cancer, a tumour, or something of that nature,--a thing that devours and destroys.
Bob Sawyer; who, enlivened with the brandy, and the breakfast, and the talking, gradually ripened into a state of extreme facetiousness, and related with much glee an agreeable anecdote, about the removal of a tumour on some gentleman's head, which he illustrated by means of an oyster-knife and a half-quartern loaf, to the great edification of the assembled company.