A tumor that develops from epithelial cells, such as the inside of the cheek or the lining of the intestine.

A carcinoma in situ is an epithelial cancer, typically in the uterus, that has not yet spread to underlying tissues.


From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Car`ci*no"ma (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. , fr. crab, cancer. See -oma.] Med.

A cancer. By some medical writers, the term is applied to an indolent tumor. See Cancer.

Dunglison.

 

© Webster 1913.

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