Encysted tumor
Tumor Tu"mor, n. [L., fr. tumere to swell: cf. F. tume['u]r. See {Tumid}.] 1. (Med.) A morbid swelling, prominence, or growth, on any part of the body; especially, a growth produced by deposition of new tissue; a neoplasm. [1913 Webster]

2. Affected pomp; bombast; swelling words or expressions; false magnificence or sublimity. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Better, however, to be a flippant, than, by a revolting form of tumor and perplexity, to lead men into habits of intellect such as result from the modern vice of English style. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

{Encysted tumor}, a tumor which is inclosed in a membrane called a cyst, connected with the surrounding parts by the neighboring cellular substance.

{Fatty tumor}. See under {Fatty}.

{Innocent tumor}, or {Benign tumor}, one which does not of itself threaten life, and does not usually tend to recur after extirpation; a tumor which has not metastesized.

{Malignant tumor}, a tumor which tends continually to spread, to become generalized in different parts of the body, and to recur after extirpation, and which, if left to itself, causes death. [1913 Webster]


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  • Encysted — En*cyst ed, a. Inclosed in a cyst, or a sac, bladder, or vesicle; as, an encysted tumor. [1913 Webster] The encysted venom, or poison bag, beneath the adder s fang. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tumor — Tu mor, n. [L., fr. tumere to swell: cf. F. tume[ u]r. See {Tumid}.] 1. (Med.) A morbid swelling, prominence, or growth, on any part of the body; especially, a growth produced by deposition of new tissue; a neoplasm. [1913 Webster] 2. Affected… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Benign tumor — Tumor Tu mor, n. [L., fr. tumere to swell: cf. F. tume[ u]r. See {Tumid}.] 1. (Med.) A morbid swelling, prominence, or growth, on any part of the body; especially, a growth produced by deposition of new tissue; a neoplasm. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fatty tumor — Tumor Tu mor, n. [L., fr. tumere to swell: cf. F. tume[ u]r. See {Tumid}.] 1. (Med.) A morbid swelling, prominence, or growth, on any part of the body; especially, a growth produced by deposition of new tissue; a neoplasm. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Innocent tumor — Tumor Tu mor, n. [L., fr. tumere to swell: cf. F. tume[ u]r. See {Tumid}.] 1. (Med.) A morbid swelling, prominence, or growth, on any part of the body; especially, a growth produced by deposition of new tissue; a neoplasm. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malignant tumor — Tumor Tu mor, n. [L., fr. tumere to swell: cf. F. tume[ u]r. See {Tumid}.] 1. (Med.) A morbid swelling, prominence, or growth, on any part of the body; especially, a growth produced by deposition of new tissue; a neoplasm. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Atheroma — Ath e*ro ma, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? gr?ats, meal.] (Med.) (a) An encysted tumor containing curdy matter. (b) A disease characterized by thickening and fatty degeneration of the inner coat of the arteries. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wen — (w[e^]n), n. [AS. wenn; akin to D. wen, LG. wenne.] (Med.) An indolent, encysted tumor of the skin; especially, a sebaceous cyst. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wen — wen1 /wen/, n. 1. Pathol. a benign encysted tumor of the skin, esp. on the scalp, containing sebaceous matter; a sebaceous cyst. 2. Brit. a large, crowded city or a crowded urban district: London is the great wen of England. [bef. 1000; ME, OE… …   Universalium

  • encyst — en·cyst in sist, en vt to enclose in or as if in a cyst <an encysted tumor> vi to form or become enclosed in a cyst <protozoans encysting in order to resist desiccation> en·cyst·ment sis(t) mənt n …   Medical dictionary

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