Carcinoma

Carcinoma

(Science: oncology) a malignant new growth that arises from epithelium, found in skin or, more commonly, the lining of body organs, for example: breast, prostate, lung, stomach or bowel. Carcinomas tend to infiltrate into adjacent tissue and spread (metastasize) to distant organs, for example: to bone, liver, lung or the brain.

Origin: gr. Karkinoma from karkinos = crab, cancer

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Carcinoma&oldid=24420"
First | Previous (Carcinoid syndrome) | Next (Carcinomatous) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.