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Meaning of NEOPLASM

Pronunciation:  'neeu`plazum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose

NEOPLASM is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: tumor, tumour
 See Also: acanthoma, adipose tumor, angioma, benign tumor, benign tumour, blastocytoma, blastoma, brain tumor, brain tumour, carcinoid, celioma, embryonal carcinosarcoma, granuloma, growth, lipoma, malignant neoplasm, malignant tumor, meningioma, metastatic tumor, neurilemoma, neurofibroma, neuroma, nonmalignant neoplasm, nonmalignant tumor, nonmalignant tumout, phaeochromocytoma, pheochromocytoma, pinealoma, plasmacytoma, psammoma, sand tumor, skin tumor, teratoma



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ne"o*plasm\, n. [See {Neoplasia}.] (Physiol. & Med.)
A new formation or tissue, the product of morbid action.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A new growth of benign or malignant tissue.
Biology Dictionary
  1. A new, abnormal growth.
  2. A growth of abnormal cells that reproduce faster than normal; they create an unstructured mass (a tumor) which can be either benign or cancerous.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: benign tumor, callosity, callus, cancer, carcinoma, corn, cyst, excrescence, fungosity, fungus, growth, intumescence, malignant growth, metastatic tumor, mole, morbid growth, nevus, nonmalignant tumor, outgrowth, proud flesh, sarcoma, tumor, verruca, wart, wen