carcinoma


carcinoma
carcinomatoid, adj.carcinomatous, adj.
/kahr'seuh noh"meuh/, n., pl. carcinomas, carcinomata /-meuh teuh/. Pathol.
a malignant and invasive epithelial tumor that spreads by metastasis and often recurs after excision; cancer.
[1715-25; < L: ulcer, tumor < Gk karkínoma; see CARCINO-, -OMA]

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      a cancerous (cancer) growth of surface (epithelial (epithelium)) tissues of the skin, digestive tract, blood vessels, and various organs. Carcinoma cells tend to invade surrounding healthy tissues and give rise to secondary growths (metastases) distant from the original tumour. In addition to the skin and digestive tract, carcinomas may develop in the reproductive tract, mucous membranes, lungs, and other internal organs and glands, including the liver, pancreas, thyroid, ovaries, and prostate. Cancers of the nervous system, blood, bone, and muscle are not carcinomas.

      Adenocarcinomas are tumours in which the cancerous cells are arranged in the form of glands. Stomach cancers (stomach cancer) are usually adenocarcinomas, beginning in the glandular cells of the stomach lining. The most common type of pancreatic cancer is also an adenocarcinoma. prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women are most commonly adenocarcinomas, as are many lung cancers (lung cancer).

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  • Carcinoma — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Un carcinoma es una forma de cáncer con origen en células de tipo epitelial o glandular, de tipo maligno. Los dos grandes grupos de carcinomas son los carcinomas epidermoides y los adenocarcinomas. Los carcinomas… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Carcinōma — (v. gr., Med.), 1) Krebs (s.d.); Carcinoma oculi, so v.w. Augenkrebs; 2) das offene Krebsgeschwür; daher Carcinomatös (Carcinoidisch), krebsartig, s. Krebs …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Carcinoma —   [lateinisch, aus griechisch karkínos »Krebs«] das, s/ ta, Abkürzung Ca., Karzinom, bösartige Geschwulst (Krebs). Carcinoma uteri, der Gebärmutterkrebs.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • carcinoma — /kartʃi nɔma/ s.m. [dal lat. carcinoma, gr. karkínōma, der. di karkínos granchio; cancro ] (pl. i ). (med.) [tumore maligno degli epiteli ghiandolari: c. mammario ; c. gastrico ] ▶◀ epitelioma. ⇑ Ⓖ (fam.) brutto male, Ⓖ cancro, Ⓖ (fam.) male del… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • carcinoma — 1721, malignant tumor, from L. carcinoma, from Gk. karkinoma a cancer, from karkinos crab (see CANCER (Cf. cancer)) + OMA (Cf. oma) …   Etymology dictionary

  • carcinoma — sustantivo masculino 1. Área: medicina Tumor maligno formado por tejido epitelial: carcinoma de mama …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • carcinoma — (Del lat. carcinōma, y este del gr. καρκίνωμα). m. Med. Tumor maligno derivado de estructuras epiteliales …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • carcinoma — car ci*no ma (k[aum]r s[i^]*n[=o] m[.a]), n. [L., fr. Gr. karki nwma, fr. karki nos crab, cancer. See { oma}.] (Med.) A form of malignant cancer arising from epithelial tissue. The term was earlier applied to all forms of cancer, or to certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carcinoma — carcinoma. См. карцинома. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Carcinōma — (lat., Carcinom), s. Krebs; C. as bolicum, Schornsteinfegerkrebs; C. medullare, Markschwamm; C. recti, Mastdarmkrebs; C. ventriculi. Magenkrebs etc …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon


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