tumor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tumor an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth
    • Tumor (Med) A morbid swelling, prominence, or growth, on any part of the body; especially, a growth produced by deposition of new tissue; a neoplasm.
    • Tumor Affected pomp; bombast; swelling words or expressions; false magnificence or sublimity. "Better, however, to be a flippant, than, by a revolting form of tumor and perplexity, to lead men into habits of intellect such as result from the modern vice of English style."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The major side effects from abusing anabolic steroids can include liver tumors and cancer, jaundice (yellowish pigmentation of skin, tissues, and body fluids), fluid retention, high blood pressure, increases in LDL (bad cholesterol), and decreases in HDL (good cholesterol). Other side effects include kidney tumors, severe acne, and trembling.
    • n tumor A swell or rise of any kind.
    • n tumor In medicine: A swelling; one of the four necessary accompaniments, according to the older pathologists, of inflammation—namely, color, dolor, rubor, et tumor (heat, pain, redness, and swelling).
    • n tumor An abnormal prominence existing upon any of the cutaneous, mucous, or serous surfaces in any part of the body, and not due to acute inflammation. A tumor is usually a new formation of tissue foreign to the part in which it exists, and is thus distinguished in general from hypertrophy, though a hypertrophy may occasionally be so localized as to constitute a true tumor. A neoplasm is called a tumor when it forms a prominence on any surface. A swelling may be acute or chronic, and may be circumscribed or diffuse; a tumor is a chronic circumscribed swelling.
    • n tumor A swelling port or style; tumidity; bombast.
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Quotations

  • Frank Lloyd Wright
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    “To look at the cross-section of any plan of a big city is to look at something like the section of a fibrous tumor.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. tumere, to swell: cf. F. tumeúr,. See Tumid

Usage

In literature:

The tumor was about the size of a walnut.
"Complete Hypnotism: Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism" by A. Alpheus
He says that these tumors are very frequent in women, and quite rare in men.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
A determined effort should be made to draw the lump, or tumor, to a head as soon as possible.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
The giant buildings were everywhere tumbling like falling giants; like Titans stricken by invisible tumors implanted in their vitals.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
He had examined the tumor in the breast, and knew that it could end in but one way.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
At this time, too, tumors or swellings of the ovaries are apt to commence.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
Any tumor in the breast of a woman forty years of age or more is quite likely to be a cancer.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
He told me yesterday it was a tumor, and the way that he spoke I believe that it's something serious.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
Atossa, the favorite wife of the king, had a tumor to form on her breast.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Treatment consists in gradual extraction, or in the injection of a corrosive sublimate solution (1:1000) into the forming tumor.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
One of the men has a felon on his hand; another with toothache has taken cold in his jaw; another has a tumor and another a fever.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
One of my mules which drank veruga water was attacked by a large tumor on the leg.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
See Hepatis tumor, Class I.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Tumors occur at all ages, in both sexes, and may attack any part of the body.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
She had touched the core of the tumor.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
The tumors cease to grow, diminish in size, and disappear altogether under its influence.
"Treatise on the Diseases of Women" by Lydia E. Pinkham
All forms of cancer or tumor, internal or external, cured by soothing, balmy oil, and without pain or disfigurement.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
Some charitable people had been interested in her case, and the question had arisen whether the tumor might not be physiological.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
In 1686 Louis suffered extreme pain and incurred great danger from a tumor, which at last required an operation.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
THESE Tumors immediately upon Seizure are found so hard, that they will not at all give Way to the Touch.
"Loimologia: Or, an Historical Account of the Plague in London in 1665" by Nathaniel Hodges
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In news:

Williams' tumor on right kidney not cancerous .
Last week doctors removed a benign tumor from Roy Williams' right kidney.
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez says he had cancerous tumor.
Israel A " Cancerous Tumor".
Doctors say Roy Williams' tumor is not cancerous .
Good news out of North Carolina where doctors say that the tumor found on Roy Williams' right kidney is benign.
A year after her surgery for a brain tumor, Maci Winebarger has returned to school and has been the focus of an outpouring of support and concern.
Affymetrix Launches Circulating Tumor Cell Platform in Deal with ScreenCell.
The result points to a new approach for fighting tumors and maybe even catching them sooner.
HOLLAND, MI — An award-winning and popular Hope College professor died this weekend from a brain tumor, college officials said.
The tumors, he said, "were eradicated .".
She has a brain tumor and gets chemo treatments every other week.
Afinitor is already approved to treat various tumors of the pancreas, kidney and brain.
There is a revolutionary new way to help treat cancer patients suffering from painful spinal tumors.
Bayer HealthCare and Onyx Pharmaceuticals are seeking approval for a new drug to treat tumors of the gut, the companies said.
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In science:

Griffeath (1980) On the Williams-Bjerknes tumor growth model II.
The shape theorem for the frog model with random initial configuration
Wall. A mathematical model for analysis of the cell cycle in cell lines derived from human tumors. J.
Eigenelements of a General Aggregation-Fragmentation Model
Webb. A Nonlinear Structured Population Model of Tumor Growth With Quiescence. J.
Eigenelements of a General Aggregation-Fragmentation Model
Comparison of discrimination methods for the classification of tumors using gene expression data. J.
Variable selection in linear mixed effects models
The variability of kinetic parameters defining this process naturally affects the extinction of the tumor [20, 21].
Coexistence of resonant activation and noise enhanced stability in a model of tumor-host interaction: Statistics of extinction times
In other words, an asymptotic regression to the zero tumor size may be induced by controlling the noise affecting hyperbolic inhibition of a spontaneous proliferation of cells.
Coexistence of resonant activation and noise enhanced stability in a model of tumor-host interaction: Statistics of extinction times
For each of 10000 randomizations of tumor status, the permutation- and quantile bootstrap-based hypothesis tests were conducted using 2000 permutations and resamples, respectively.
A statistical framework for testing functional categories in microarray data
Detecting gene copy number fluctuations in tumor cells by microarray analysis of genomic representations.
Smoothing-inspired lack-of-fit tests based on ranks
Comparison of discrimination methods for the classification of tumors using gene expression data.
Intrinsic Bounds and False Discovery Rate Control in Multiple Testing Problems
We propose a new approach for clustering DNA features using array CGH data from multiple tumor samples.
Spatial clustering of array CGH features in combination with hierarchical multiple testing
Tumor array CGH is still very expensive, and, more importantly, for many clinical studies it is not practically feasible to obtain good quality tumor material for a large amount of samples.
Spatial clustering of array CGH features in combination with hierarchical multiple testing
CGHcall: an algorithm to call aberrations for multiple array CGH tumor profiles.
Spatial clustering of array CGH features in combination with hierarchical multiple testing
Expression levels of ng = 2000 genes were measured for nt = 62 different tissues, out of which 40 were tumor tissues and 22 were normal ones.
Resampling Method For Unsupervised Estimation Of Cluster Validity
Such groups may correspond to normal vs tumor tissues.
Resampling Method For Unsupervised Estimation Of Cluster Validity
The main purpose of this analysis is to check whether one can distinguish between tumor and normal tissues on the basis of gene expression data.
Resampling Method For Unsupervised Estimation Of Cluster Validity
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