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tumor


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tumor  \Tu"mor\,  n.  [L.,  fr  tumere  to  swell:  cf  F.  tume['u]r. 
  See  {Tumid}.] 
  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.  [R.] 
 
  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},  or  {Benign  tumor},  one  which  does  not  of 
  itself  threaten  life,  and  does  not  usually  tend  to  recur 
  after  extirpation. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tumor 
  n  :  an  abnormal  new  mass  of  tissue  that  serves  no  purpose  [syn: 
  {tumour},  {neoplasm}] 




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