What is another word for tumour?

Pronunciation: [tjˈuːmə] (IPA)

Tumour is a medical term that is widely understood to mean an abnormal growth of cells in the body. However, there are several synonyms for this word that can be used interchangeably in medical terminology. These synonyms include neoplasm, lesion, mass, growth, lump, and cyst. Each of these words refers to an abnormal cellular growth, however, they may differ in their characteristics such as size, location or type. For instance, a neoplasm is a broad term that refers to any abnormal growth while a cyst is a fluid-filled growth. It is important to use accurate medical language when communicating about health issues to ensure that there is no confusion or misunderstanding.

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Usage examples for Tumour

The surgeon who to avoid inflicting pain should shrink from the complete removal of a malignant tumour, would fail to relieve the patient as he ought to have done.
"Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles"
Daniel Hack Tuke
The blood running down his face as he scratched an ulcerous tumour on his forehead, he said, "Would this were all that is to befall me!"
"Titus Flavius Domitianus (Domitian) The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Volume 12."
C. Suetonius Tranquillus
A patient of two famous court physicians at Madrid had a big and wonderful tumour on the loins.
"Fathers of Biology"
Charles McRae

Famous quotes with Tumour

  • I know the colour rose, and it is lovely, But not when it ripens in a tumour.
    Dannie Abse

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