• 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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  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    “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.”


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


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

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.

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