sarcoma cells

sarcoma cells
Cells of a malignant tumour derived from connective tissue. Often given a prefix denoting tissue of origin, eg. osteosarcoma (from bone).

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Sarcoma — Sar*co ma, n.; pl. L. {Sarcomata} (# or #), E. {sarcomas}. [NL., from Gr. ?, from sa rx, sa rkos, flesh.] (Med.) A tumor of fleshy consistence; formerly applied to many varieties of tumor, now restricted to a variety of malignant growth made up… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sarcoma — sarcomatoid, sarcomatous /sahr koh meuh teuhs, kom euh /, adj. /sahr koh meuh/, n., pl. sarcomas, sarcomata / meuh teuh/. Pathol. any of various malignant tumors composed of neoplastic cells resembling embryonic connective tissue. [1650 60; < NL… …   Universalium

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  • sarcoma — A connective tissue neoplasm, usually highly malignant, formed by proliferation of mesodermal cells. [G. sarkoma, a fleshy excrescence, fr. sarx, flesh, + oma, tumor] alveolar soft part s. a malignant …   Medical dictionary

  • Sarcoma, synovial — A soft tissue sarcoma that usually emerges in adolescence or young adulthood. Synovial sarcomas usually arise near a joint (particularly the knee joint), and are made up of cells similar to the synovial cells that normally line a joint. Most… …   Medical dictionary

  • sarcoma — UK [sɑː(r)ˈkəʊmə] / US [sɑrˈkoʊmə] noun [countable] Word forms sarcoma : singular sarcoma plural sarcomas medical a group of damaged cells in your body that can grow and spread very quickly and will cause serious illness or death if they are not… …   English dictionary

  • sarcoma virus — Virus that causes tumours originating from cells of connective tissue such as fibroblasts. See Rous sarcoma virus, and src gene …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • sarcoma — sar|co|ma [ sar koumə ] noun count MEDICAL a group of diseased cells in the body that can grow and spread very quickly and will cause serious illness or death if they are not removed …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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