benign

  • 21benign — be•nign [[t]bɪˈnaɪn[/t]] adj. 1) of kindly disposition; gracious: a benign king[/ex] 2) showing or expressive of gentleness or kindness 3) favorable; propitious: benign omens[/ex] 4) clement: benign weather[/ex] 5) pat not malignant • Etymology:… …

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  • 22benign — be|nign [bıˈnaın] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: benigne, from Latin benignus, from bene well + gigni to be born ] 1.) kind and gentle ▪ He shook his head in benign amusement. 2.) a benign ↑tumour (=unnatural growth in the body) is… …

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  • 23benign — adjective 1 kind and gentle: He shook his head in benign amusement. 2 a benign tumour (=unnatural growth in the body) is not likely to return after treatment compare malignant (1) benignly adverb benignity /bI nIgniti/ noun (U) …

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  • 24benign — adjective /bɪˈnaɪn/ a) Kind; gentle; mild. :, (of a climate or environment) mild and favorable :, not harmful to the environment: [in combination ] an ozone benign refrigerant. b) Not posing any serious threat to health; not particularly… …

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  • 25benign — adj. 1) describing a tumour that does not invade and destroy the tissue in which it originates or spread to distant sites in the body, i.e. a tumour that is not cancerous. Benign tumours may nonetheless cause serious morbidity or mortality by… …

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  • 26benign — [bəˈnaɪn] adj 1) a benign TUMOUR (= lump in your body) is not cancer and will not kill you Ant: malignant 2) formal kind and nice …

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  • 27benign — be|nign adj., t, e (godartet); en benign svulst …

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  • 28benign — Not cancerous. Benign tumors may grow larger but do not spread to other parts of the body …

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  • 29benign — Synonyms and related words: Christian, Christlike, Christly, accommodating, affable, affectionate, agreeable, amiable, amicable, auspicious, beneficent, beneficial, benevolent, benignant, bland, bracing, bright, brotherly, charitable, clement,… …

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  • 30Benign — Velvillig; godartet, ufarlig …

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  • 31benígn — adj. m., pl. benígni; f. sg. benígnã, pl. benígne …

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  • 32benign — be·nign || bɪ naɪn adj. non malignant; favorable; kind, gentle; compassionate …

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  • 33benign — [bɪ nʌɪn] adjective 1》 genial and kindly. 2》 favourable; not harmful.     ↘Medicine (of a tumour) not malignant. Derivatives benignity bɪ nɪgnɪti noun benignly adverb Origin ME: from OFr. benigne, from L. benignus, prob. from bene …

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  • 34benign — (L). Good, friendly, kind …

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  • 35benign — a. 1. Kind, kindly, benevolent, gracious, complaisant, humane, obliging, benignant, good, amiable, gentle, friendly, kind hearted, tender hearted, of a gentle disposition. 2. Beneficent, most salutary, most propitious, most favorable, benignant,… …

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  • 36benign — adj 1. kind, good, good hearted, warmhearted, humane, loving; kindly, kind hearted, beneficent, benignant, benevolent; altruistic, unselfish, considerate, thoughtful; compassionate, tender, gentle, soft hearted, merciful, ruthful; clement,… …

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  • 37benign — be·nign …

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  • 38benign —   a. kindly; favourable; wholesome; Medicine, mild; not malignant.    ♦ benignant, a.    ♦ benignance,    ♦ benignity, n …

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  • 39benign — adj. 1 gentle, mild, kindly. 2 fortunate, salutary. 3 (of the climate, soil, etc.) mild, favourable. 4 Med. (of a disease, tumour, etc.) not malignant. Derivatives: benignly adv. Etymology: ME f. OF benigne f. L benignus f. bene well + genus born …

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  • 40Benign prostatic hyperplasia — (BPH) also known as nodular hyperplasia, benign prostatic hypertrophy (technically a misnomer) or benign enlargement of the prostate (BEP) refers to the increase in size of the prostate in middle aged and elderly men. To be accurate, the process… …

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