premalignant

A term used to describe a condition that may (or is likely to) become cancer. Also called precancerous.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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  • Premalignant — Pertaining to a growth or an abnormal patch of tissue that is not yet cancerous but is poised to become cancerous. Pre means before and malignant means cancerous. Thus, premalignant tissue is precancerous tissue. Premalignant tissue may develop… …   Medical dictionary

  • premalignant — | ̷ ̷+ adjective Etymology: pre + malignant : precancerous * * * premalignant, Malthusian see pre B. 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • premalignant — adjective Date: circa 1897 precancerous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • premalignant — pre·ma·lig·nant (prē mə lĭgʹnənt) adj. Precancerous. * * * …   Universalium

  • premalignant — adjective /priˈməˈlɪɡnənt/ precancerous …   Wiktionary

  • premalignant — adj. precancerous, having undergone pathological changes that could eventually cause cancer (such as a tumor) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • premalignant — pre·malignant …   English syllables

  • premalignant fibroepithelial tumor — premalignant fibroepithelioma …   Medical dictionary

  • Premalignant condition — A premalignant condition is a disease, syndrome, or finding that, if left untreated, may lead to cancer.Examples of pre malignant conditions include actinic keratosis, Barrett s esophagus and cervical dysplasia.ee also …   Wikipedia

  • premalignant fibroepithelioma — a rare, usually indolent variant of basal cell carcinoma, presenting as a firm sessile to pedunculated papule, usually on the lower trunk or lumbosacral area in middle aged or older adults. Histologically it is characterized by prominent stromal… …   Medical dictionary

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