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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ But if tumour cells spread, a process called metastasis, they can form tumours in vital organs such as the lungs.
▪ Consideration of the genetic lesions in any one tumour makes it apparent that carcinogenesis is a heterogenous process.
▪ Every minor ailment is interpreted as the start of another tumour.
▪ I was later operated on for a tumour there.
▪ It happens when a lymph channel is blocked, either by a tumour or by scarring from radiotherapy or surgery.
▪ The tumour shrank dramatically, in a way which had not been seen before.
▪ The histological sections of each lesion were reviewed to select tissue blocks containing representative and adequate volumes of tumour.
▪ This also applied to the subgroup with a curative tumour resection and is in accordance with other studies that used preoperative radiotherapy.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

chiefly British English spelling of tumor; see -or.


n. (context oncology pathology English) An abnormal growth; differential diagnosis includes abscess, metaplasia, and neoplasia.


n. an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose [syn: tumor, neoplasm]

Usage examples of "tumour".

Also, the thievish herb, when bruised and applied externally to scrofulous tumours, is an excellent remedy.

When bruised and mixed with lard, it makes a most useful opbdeldoc to be rubbed in for irritable spines of indolent scrofulous tumours or gout, until the skin surface becomes red and glowing.

When bruised and applied by way of a poultice to scrofulous swellings and glandular tumours, the Sea Tang has been found very valuable.

He advises rubbing the tumour with these vesicles bruised in the hand, and afterwards washing the part with sea water.

And I have myself known wonderful cures to follow on the adoption of a fruitarian dietary in cases of cancer, tumour, gout, eczema, all kinds of inflammatory complaints, and wounds that refused to heal.

I may venture to assert, though with all the inevitable reserves, of course, that it is not malignant, and that we are in the presence not of the tumour you mentioned, still less of a metastasis - God between us and evil - but of a splanchnic teratoma.

The vincristine was a powerful anti-cancer drug which was going to be used for Johnny, a patient on the ward with nephroblastomaa malignant tumour of the kidney.

At first it was thought that she might be hypomanic, but she turned out to have a cerebral tumour.

I had a tumour, a medulloblastoma, blocking one of the fluid-filled ventricles in my brain, raising the pressure in my skull.

The nodes and cells of brick and wood and palsied concrete had gone rogue, spreading like malignant tumours.

Some of them were floating milk calculi, others tiny pedunculated tumours, injuries to the teat lining, all sorts of things.

His companion was a bird, a hare, a jag-wasp the size of a dove, a rockling a fox a cactus-child, always with its tumour of mottlesome flesh moving upon it as it clung to the dangling man or kept pace with him, impossibly pushing whatever its body was from spire to spire of stone.

The sweet Marjoram has also been successfully employed externally for healing scirrhous tumours of the breast.

Carrera's security had broomed off the bulk of the inhib units and left each prisoner at detention-standard, a single inhibitor squatting like a tumour at the nape of the neck.

It commemorates a pestilent tumour named Shannet, who disfigured the face of this planet.