Disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or enmity; virulently inimical; bent on evil; malicious.
Characterized or caused by evil intentions; pernicious.
Tending to produce death; threatening a fatal issue; virulent; as, malignant diphtheria.
A man of extreme enmity or evil intentions.
cancerous. The abnormal/cancer cells are able to spread to other parts of the body if not treated.
Cancerous. Opposite of benign.
Resistant to treatment; occurring in severe form, and frequently fatal; tending to become worse and leading to an ingravescent course.
referring to diseases that tend to become worse and cause death, especially the invasion and spreading of cancer
cancerous cells are present.
Capable of invading. Cancers spread by invading normal tissue and spreading to distant tissues (metastasis).
Cancerous - of unfavorable prognosis.
a growth of cells which have the ability to invade and destroy body tissues. The opposite of benign.
A process that invades nearby tissues. Usually synonymous with cancer, a tumour that grows rapidly and spreads to other areas.
Capable of causing destruction of normal tissue; may lead to death. Usually refers to cancer growth.
of a tumour, uncontrollable; tending to become worse and resulting in death. Compare benign.
severe, progressive, and unresponsive to treatment.
when referring to cancer, malignant means the ability to grow and spread in an uncontrolled manner beyond the local confines of the tumor.
Resistant to treatment, severe, or tending to become progressively worse. When referring to a tumor, this term implies a tendency to invade adjacent tissues and to spread to other areas or organs of the body.
A term used to describe a type of tumour which spreads through the body by the blood or lymphatic systems and which may invade other tissues
An abnormal growth which can extend into ("invade") surrounding tissues or travel to other organs or tissues by the bloodstream or lymphatics ("metastasize"). Malignant tumors require aggressive treatment, often combinations of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, in order to provide the possibility of a cure.
A term to describe a tumor that has become invasive or metastatic (i.e., colonizing other tissues). Usually progressive, leading to destruction of host cells and ultimately death of the host.
Refers to cells or tumors growing in an uncontrolled fashion. All cancers are considered to be malignant.
Condition or disease which has a tendency to become progressively worse, not benign.
Harmful, virulent, life-threatening.
dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
extremely malevolent or malicious; "the malignant tongues of gossipers"
Tending to get worse and result in death, as in a malignant tumor.
The tendency of cells to grow without control and spread to other parts of the body possibly resulting in death.
(Of a disease) virulent; exceptionally contagious or infectious. (Of a tumor) tending to spread and recur after removal.
Cancer cells of the type that would spread to other parts of the body. This type of tumour needs treatment to halt the spread of the tumour.
very infectious or virulent.
adj. Tending to infiltrate, metastasize and become progressively worse
aggressive tumours that spread throughout the body, eventually killing the patient.
a way to describe changed cells that multiply without control and have a tendency to spread
cancerous; cancer cells that may spread to other parts of the body
Cancerous, spreading See also: Cancer. See also: Benign
Cancerous. Two qualities of malignancies are the tendency to penetrate the tissues or organ in which it originated, and to break off and spread elsewhere ("metastasize").
Very dangerous or virulent, causing or likely to cause death.
a condition, such as cancer, that tends to become progressively worse, resistant to treatment, and frequently fatal.
Referring to a tumor or tumor cells that can invade surrounding normal tissue and/or undergo metastasis.
Malignant tumors are cancerous and are capable of spreading from one site in the body to another, usually via the bloodstream in a process called metastasis.
Adjective indicating the cancerous nature of a lesion (having the capacity for local invasion and metastasis).
cancerous; abnormal growth of cells.
This is just a description of the cells infiltrating out side of the duct. It does not mean that the cancer has spread. back to pathology report
The presence of cancerous cells that have a tendency to invade and eradicate surrounding tissue. These cells can spread to other parts of the body (metastasize).
A malignant tumor is cancerous and behaves in an aggressive manner.
Describes tumors and tumor cells that are invasive and/or able to undergo metasis; a malignant tumor is a cancer.
Cancerous; a growth that tends to spread to surrounding tissues or organs
a term used to describe cancerous tumors which tend to grow rapidly, can invade and destroy nearby normal tissues, and can spread.
Tending to be severe and become progressively worse, as in malignant hypertension. In regard to a tumor, having the properties of a malignancy that can invade and destroy nearby tissue and that may spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body. See the entire definition of Malignant
Cancerous (in reference to tumours).
A tumour or growth that is cancerous.
When describing a tumour, one which is cancerous.
A cancerous tumor that destroys healthy tissues and can spread to other areas of the body.
a malignant tumour is cancer and may spread to other parts of the body.
Malignant characterizes cells that can be distinguished from normal cells on the basis of their microscopic appearance, expression of abnormal proteins and capacity to invade and spread to other portions of the body, i.e. metastasize.
A tumor that is cancerous as opposed to one that is benign. (L. mallgnus, of a bad kind).
Cancerous or severe.
ma-LIG-nant] When a tumor contains cancer cells that can spread and cause death.
Cancerous cells that can invade and destroy nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body.
Potentially fatal cancerous cells that may spread through the body if not treated
Cancerous; tending to become progressively worse and, and eventually, to spread to other parts of the body.
Virulent cancer capable of spreading to other parts of the body.
A cancerous tumor that can grow and spread, and may be life threatening.
Referring to tumors that are able to invade neighboring tissue and metastasize to distant sites in the body.
Tending to metastasize; cancerous.
A condition which tends to deteriorate
A word used to describe a condition that is characterized by uncontrolled growth and/or that can be fatal, such as a cancerous tumor.
Invasive, capable of metastasis.
growth that tends to become progressively worse and often invades other tissues, is related to cancer
Usually refers to tumors that are cancerous; may refer to a disease state that has a debilitating unremitting course.
is the term that describes a tumour that invades and destroys the tissue in which it originates and which is capable of spreading locally or metastasising
tending to be severe and become progressively worse; also a cancerous tumor.
Cancerous; a growth of cancer cells.
Describes a tumor that is cancerous. Two important qualities of malignancies are the tendency to invade surrounding tissues and to break off and spread elsewhere in an organism.
means cancerous; sometimes a malignant tumor can destroy the tissue around it.
Describes a tumour that has spread to and grows in other parts of the body. The opposite is benign.
Cancerous; with cancer.
Cancerous . Unlike benign tumors, malignant tumors can spread. to other parts of the body.
Cancerous. Malignant tumors, or cancer, have the ability to invade adjacent tissues and spread throughout the body. As such, malignant tumors can become life threatening.
Used to describe a lump or other growth that is cancerous.
a cancerous growth that will cause damage to the body if left untreated.
Cancerous: T ending to become progressively worse and could result in death.
An abnormal growth or tumor which is cancer and could spread to other areas of the body
Cancerous and capable of spreading to other parts of the body.
Cancerous; a growth of abnormal cells with a tendency to invade and destroy nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body.
A tumour that is cancerous and is likely to spread if it is not treated.
The opposite of benign. An invasive cancerous lesion.
Harmful, or more specifically, cancerous.
Another word for cancerous.
refers to cells or tumors growing in an uncontrolled fashion. Such growths may spread to and disrupt nearby normal tissue or reach distant sites via the bloodstream. By definition, cancers are always malignant, and the term malignancy implies cancer.
Cancer; capable of invading, spreading, and destroying tissue.
a cancerous growth/tumor; in med-slang refers to a person (usually an attending or resident) who asks questions with the intent to humiliate or shame.
Cancers that can invade and spread throughout the body
cancerous tumor or other disease state that has a debilitating, unremitting course
Another term for cancerous.
Cancerous; a tumor or growth that often destroys surrounding tissue and spreads to other parts of the body.
Capable of spreading and invading other tissues; said of tumors.
Cancerous. Malignant tumors and cells are able to grow into surrounding tissue and spread to other parts of the body.
A term for a tumor that can threaten a person's life, that is, a tumor that is cancerous. Malignant has the same meaning as cancerous.
Having the properties of dysplasia, invasion, and metastasis.
Maligant tumours are ones that have the ability to invade and destroy surrounding tissues and have the capacity to spread to other more distant parts of the body.
A tumor having the capacity to destroy tissue locally, spread and cause death.
Cancer that invades the tissue around it and spreads to other parts of the body.
A neoplastic growth that is not usually encapsulated, grows rapidly, and can readily metastasize.
A tumor or growth that is cancerous and life-threatening.
Having the invasive and metastatic properties of cancer. Tending to become progressively worse.
Having the properties of cancerous growth, escaping normal controls on proliferation and position.
Characterized by progressive and uncontrolled cell growth (especially of a tumor); cancerous
The progressive growth of cancerous cells. These cells can spread to sites distant from the initial site. (Read about " Cancer: What It Is")
Tending to become progressively worse; in the case of cancer, it implies ability to invade, spread, and actively destroy normal tissue.
Growing worse; resisting treatment; tending or threatening to produce death.
rapid growing; ability to invade and spread.
Cancer cells have been found.
cancerous; a tumour that can spread to other parts of the body
Cancerous; grows uncontrollably.
Cancerous, spreading tumor
Meaning: tending to destroy or kill. Used for fast-growing tumour that grow into or displace normal tissue. Opposite of benign. Malignant tumours also metastasise.
Cancerous. Can invade surrounding tissues and spread to other parts of the body.
Malignant means that a tissue has cancer cells present; it also refers to a cancerous disease.
Cancerous. Making a Diagnosis
A term used to describe a cancerous tumor.
Cancerous. Malignant tumors can invade and destroy nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body.
This is the presence of cancer. The term malignant is primarily used to refer to a cancerous tumor that can spread from its original location to establish secondary tumors.
Cells which will continue to grow geometrically and are considered cancerous.
Malignant (cancerous) describes tumors that are capable of uncontrolled cell growth, invasion into adjacent organs and distant spread (metastasis).
Referring to diseases that tend to become worse and cause death; c ancerous Malnutrition: A state of bad or poor nutrition that may be due to inadequate food intake, imbalance of nutrients, malabsorption of nutrients, improper distribution of nutrients increased nutrient requirements, increased nutrient loses or over-nutrition.
Cancerous or life-threatening, tending to become progressively worse.
Resistant to treatment; occurring in severe form, and frequently fatal; tending to become worse and leading to a course of increasing severity. In cancer, malignant tumors are those that are locally invasive and destructive and that can spread to other parts of the body.
dangerous to life; cancerous
A cancerous growth that is likely to grow and spread which can cause serious disablement or death.
tending to become progressively worse and result in death
a tendency for tumors to grow into adjacent tissues and to spread to other parts of the body, ultimately threatening the life of the patient.
As applied to a tumor. Cancerous and capable of undergoing metastasis, or invasion of surrounding tissue.
A cancerous growth that may destroy nearby normal tissue and spread to other parts of the body
Cancerous cells which grow uncontrollably and can invade other tissues.
Designating an abnormal growth that tends to spread (metastasize), and eventually cause death. Malignant tumors sometimes recur after apparent removal (see benign).
Cancerous; cells that exhibit rapid, uncontrolled growth and can spread to other parts of the body.
regarding a tumor: cancerous.
Cancerous; cells in malignant tumors are abnormal and divide without control or order and can spread to other organs.
Cancerous tumors that are capable of spreading.
Cancerousâ€”a malignant tumor is a cancerous tumor.
Cancerous (in reference to tumors)
(ma-LIG-nant): Cancerous; a growth with a tendency to invade and destroy nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body.
cancerous, when referred to tumors.
Cancerous - abnormal uncontrolled growth of tissue.
Cells or tumours that are cancerous.
A descriptive term for a tumor that is cancerous, invading and destroying tissue and is able to spread to other organs. Can also describe any disease that tends to become worse and possibly cause death.
"Cancerous. Malignant tumours can invade and destroy surrounding tissue and have the capacity to spread." -- Clinical Standards for Breast Screening.
Used to describe a tumor made up of cancerous cells.
(ma-LIG-nant) The tendency to become progressively worse and spread, possibly resulting in death.
Tending to become progressively worse with the potential to cause death, i.e. tumors.
Cancerous; spread into the surrounding tissues.
Cancerous (see Breast Cancer).
Malignant is a term used to describe a life-threatening or worsening condition. In the case of tumours, malignant means cancerous.
cancer or cancerous.
Describes any disease which progresses rapidly, spreading to other parts of the body and eventually leading to death.
Dangerous. mainly used to describe a cancerous growth -- when used this way, it means the growth is cancerous and predisposed to spreading.
In medicine, malignant is a clinical term that is used to describe a clinical course that progresses rapidly to death. Strictly speaking, a malignant tumor is one that possesses the ability to invade adjacent tissues and spread distantly. Just because a tumor is diagnosed as malignant by a pathologist does not mean that the patient will progress rapidly to death.