Etymology
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carcinoma (n.)

"a propagating malignant tumor," 1721, from Latin carcinoma, from Greek karkinoma "a cancer," from karkinos "a cancer," literally "a crab" (see cancer) + -oma. Related: Carcinomatous. The classical plural is carcinomata.

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Definitions of carcinoma

carcinoma (n.)
any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer;
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