Carcinoma (noun)

  1. A type of cancer that begins in the cells lining the surface of organs and tissues.
  2. A malignant and invasive tumour derived from epithelial cells, typically forming solid tumors.

Origin:

Late 19th century: from greek karkinĊma, from karkinos "crab" (because of the finger-like projections of some tumors).

Examples:

  1. The patient was diagnosed with lung carcinoma.
  2. Breast carcinoma is the most common type of cancer in women.
  3. The biopsy confirmed the presence of a carcinoma in the liver.
  4. Prostate carcinoma is the most common type of cancer in men.
  5. Carcinomas can spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream or lymphatic system.
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