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[muh-lig-nuh n-see] /məˈlɪg nən si/

noun, plural malignancies for 2, 3.
the quality or condition of being .
malignant character, behavior, action, or the like:
the malignancies of war.
a malignant tumor.
noun (pl) -cies
the state or quality of being malignant
(pathol) a cancerous growth

c.1600, “malignant nature,” from malignant + -cy. Of growths, tumors, from 1680s.

malignancy ma·lig·nan·cy (mə-lĭg’nən-sē)


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