Malignance
Malignance Ma*lig"nance, Malignancy Ma*lig"nan*cy, n. [See {Malignant}.] 1. The state or quality of being malignant; extreme malevolence; bitter enmity; malice; disposition toward evil; intense ill will; as, malignancy of heart. [1913 Webster]

2. Unfavorableness; evil nature. [1913 Webster]

The malignancy of my fate might perhaps distemner yours. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) Virulence; tendency to a fatal issue; as, the malignancy of an ulcer or of a fever. [1913 Webster]

4. Hence: (Med.) A cancerous tumor that is spreading beyond the point of origin.

Syn: malignant tumor, malignant neoplasm, metastatic tumor. [WordNet 1.5]

5. The state of being a malignant. [1913 Webster]


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