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. 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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  • innocent tumor — benign t …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • innocent — [in′ə sənt] adj. [OFr < L innocens < in , not + nocens, prp. of nocere, to do wrong to: see NECRO ] 1. free from sin, evil, or guilt; specif., a) doing or thinking nothing morally wrong; pure b) not guilty of a specific crime or offense;… …   English World dictionary

  • innocent — 1. Not apparently harmful. 2. Free from legal or moral wrong. [L. innocens ( ent ), fr. in, neg., + noceo, to injure] * * * in·no·cent in ə sənt adj lacking capacity to injure: BENIGN <an innocent tumor> <innocent heart murmurs> * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • tumor — 1. Any swelling or tumefaction. 2. SYN: neoplasm. 3. One of the four signs of inflammation (t., calor, dolor, rubor) enunciated by Celsus. [L. t., a swelling] acinar cell t. a …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • 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.… …   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

  • 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

  • benign tumor — a tumor that lacks the properties of invasiveness and metastasis and is usually surrounded by a fibrous capsule; its cells also show a lesser degree of anaplasia than those of malignant tumors. Called also innocent t …   Medical dictionary

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