a malignant and invasive epithelial tumor that spreads by metastasis and often recurs after excision; cancer.
Historical Examples

The presence of these symptoms is presumptively indicative of gastric disease, usually ulcerous or carcinomatous.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

carcinomatous Uterus removed eighteen and a half years subsequent to Double Ovariotomy.
A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4) Various

For carcinomatous ulcers there is not much that we can do beyond this, even in our day.
Education: How Old The New James J. Walsh

Malignant growths are of two types, carcinomatous and sarcomatous, dependent upon the tissue from which they emanate.
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern

noun (pathol) (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
any malignant tumour derived from epithelial tissue
another name for cancer (sense 1)

“malignant tumor,” 1721, from Latin carcinoma, from Greek karkinoma “a cancer,” from karkinos “cancer,” literally “crab” (see cancer) + -oma.

carcinomatous car·ci·no·ma·tous (kär’sə-nō’mə-təs, -nŏm’ə-)
Relating to or manifesting the characteristic properties of carcinoma.

carcinoma car·ci·no·ma (kär’sə-nō’mə)
n. pl. car·ci·no·mas or car·ci·no·ma·ta (-mə-tə)

Abbr. CA An invasive malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue that tends to metastasize to other areas of the body.
Plural carcinomas or carcinomata (kär’sə-nō’mə-tə)
Any of various cancerous tumors that are derived from epithelial tissue of the skin, blood vessels, or other organs and that tend to metastasize to other parts of the body. See also basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma.

carcinoma [(kahr-suh-noh-muh)]

A malignant tumor in the tissues that make up the skin, glands, mucous membranes, and lining of organs.


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