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



    BrE BrE//məˈlɪɡnənsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//məˈlɪɡnənsi//
    (pl. malignancies)(formal)
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  1. 1[countable] a malignant mass of tissue in the body synonym tumour Heavy alcohol consumption causes increased blood pressure and malignancies.
  2. 2[uncountable] the state of being malignant
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: malignancy