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



BrE BrE//sɑːˈkəʊmə//
; NAmE NAmE//sɑːrˈkoʊmə//
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a harmful (= malignant) lump (= a tumour) that grows in certain parts of the body such as muscle or bone Word Originearly 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek sarkōma, from sarkoun ‘become fleshy’, from sarx, sark- ‘flesh’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sarcoma

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