Tumor

Definition of Tumor

Tu´mor   Pronunciation: tū´mẽr
n.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.
2.Affected pomp; bombast; swelling words or expressions; false magnificence or sublimity.
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.
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
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.

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