Sar*co"ma (?), n.; pl. L. Sarcomata (# ∨ #), E. sarcomas (#). [NL., from Gr. , from , , flesh.] Med.

A tumor of fleshy consistence; -- formerly applied to many varieties of tumor, now restricted to a variety of malignant growth made up of cells resembling those of fetal development without any proper intercellular substance.


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