Definition of carcinoma noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkɑːsɪˈnəʊmə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːrsɪˈnoʊmə//
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a cancer that affects the top layer of the skin or the lining of the body’s internal organs Word Originearly 18th cent.: via Latin from Greek karkinōma, from karkinos ‘crab’ (compare with cancer).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: carcinoma