carcinoma

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carcinoma:

see neoplasmneoplasm
or tumor,
tissue composed of cells that grow in an abnormal way. Normal tissue is growth-limited, i.e., cell reproduction is equal to cell death. Feedback controls limit cell division after a certain number of cells have developed, allowing for tissue repair
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carcinoma

[‚kärs·ən′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A malignant epithelial tumor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

carcinoma

Pathol
1. any malignant tumour derived from epithelial tissue
2. another name for cancer
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Cytology.--One of the specimens was from a pleural fluid cell block, and morphologic features consistent with acinar carcinoma were seen.
Grossly, tumors are white and fleshy, sometimes with microcysts, unlike acinar carcinoma, which is usually yellow.
Small glandular patterns in the prostate: the differential diagnosis of small acinar carcinoma. In: Major Problems in Pathology.