Etymology
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sarcoma (n.)

1650s, "fleshy excrescence," Medical Latin, from Latinized form of Greek sarkoma "fleshy substance" (Galen), from sarkoun "to produce flesh, grow fleshy," from sarx (genitive sarkos) "flesh" (see sarcasm) + -oma. Meaning "harmful tumor of the connective tissue," more or less malignant, is from 1804 (Abernethy). Related: Sarcomatous.

updated on December 22, 2021

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Definitions of sarcoma from WordNet

sarcoma (n.)
a usually malignant tumor arising from connective tissue (bone or muscle etc.); one of the four major types of cancer;
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