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glossary:neoplasm

(1) A tumor. An abnormal growth of tissue. The word neoplasm is not synonymous with cancer. A neoplasm may be benign or malignant.

The word neoplasm literally means a new growth, from the Greek neo-, new + plasma, that which is formed, or a growth = a new growth.

glossary/neoplasm.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)