Malignant tumour (teratoma) thought to originate from primordial germ cells or misplaced blastomeres that contains tissues derived from all three embryonic layers, eg. bone, muscle, cartilage, nerve, tooth-buds and various glands. Accompanied by undifferentiated, pluripotent epithelial cells known as embryonal carcinoma cells.

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  • teratocarcinoma — noun Date: circa 1946 a malignant teratoma; especially one involving germinal cells of the testis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • teratocarcinoma — ter·a·to·car·ci·no·ma (tĕr ə tō kär sə nōʹmə) n. pl. ter·a·to·car·ci·no·mas or ter·a·to·car·ci·no·ma·ta ( mə tə) A malignant teratoma, most often of the testes. * * * …   Universalium

  • teratocarcinoma — noun a malignant tumor, most often found in the testes …   Wiktionary

  • teratocarcinoma — 1. A malignant teratoma, occurring most commonly in the testis in association with embryonal carcinoma. 2. A malignant epithelial tumor arising in a teratoma. * * * te·rato·car·ci·no·ma .ter ət ō .kärs ən ō mə …   Medical dictionary

  • teratocarcinoma — ter·a·to·carcinoma …   English syllables

  • teratocarcinoma — A type of germ cell cancer that usually forms in the testes (testicles) …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • teratocarcinoma — ¦terəd.ōˌ noun Etymology: New Latin, from terat + carcinoma : a malignant teratoma ; especially : one involving germinal cells of the testis or ovary …   Useful english dictionary

  • Teratocarcinoma-derived growth factor 1 — Teratocarcinoma derived growth factor 1, also known as TDGF1, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: TDGF1 teratocarcinoma derived growth factor 1| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView… …   Wikipedia

  • Human teratocarcinoma-derived virus — HTDV, or human teratocarcinoma derived virus, is a human endogenous retrovirus …   Wikipedia

  • тератокарцинома — (teratocarcinoma; терато + карцинома) см. Рак эмбриональный …   Большой медицинский словарь

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