tumour

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tumour an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tumour See tumor, tumored.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tumour tū′mor a morbid swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous, or serous surfaces in any part of the body, of independent growth.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. tumortumēre, to swell.

Usage

In literature:

In a couple of days the microbes penetrate from the tumour into the blood and the unfortunate man dies of blood poisoning.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
This plain diet will help very much towards the removal of the tumour.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
One of the most ghastly deformities I have ever seen was a tumour under a Mullah's foot.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
From many of the trees hung huge globes, like tumours.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
A patient of two famous court physicians at Madrid had a big and wonderful tumour on the loins.
"Fathers of Biology" by Charles McRae
He was dying of tumour in the throat, and had become a torment to himself and a disgust to others.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Mere Varin, to hide her tumour, wore a shawl with many folds.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
This tumour I examined every four or five years for above thirty years.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
But we will suppose that the patient has some incurable tumour.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
Camphor mixed with sweet oil, or a solution of sal ammoniac, have often been applied to these tumours with success.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
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In poetry:

We nursed no malice; nay, we thanked you much
Because your head-piece, swollen like a tumour,
Lent to a dullish world the needed touch
Of saving humour.
"Dies Irae " by Sir Owen Seaman
Planetary seed
Sown by the grotesque wind
Whose head is so swollen with rumours
Whose hands are so urgent with tumours
Whose feet are so deep in the sand.
"Yves Tanguy" by David Gascoyne
Hot-shooting pains, eruptions, tumours, boils,
Agues and fevers, quinsies, gout, and stone,
Plague, pestilence, consumptions, fits, and piles,
(Nay, ev'ry ail,) proceed from God alone.
"Advice To The Sick" by Rees Prichard
Full many there are, who all tumours can cure,
With most of the ails, which poor mortals endure;
But there's no physician on earth can be found
But Jesus alone, that can cure sin's deep wound.
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Present treatment for Wilms' tumour is very successful.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has a pivotal role in cervical carcinogenesis due to the ability of HPV E6 oncoprotein to induce degradation of the cellular p53 tumour suppressor protein.
Suzanne Somers says she's feeling back to her old self again following a breast augmentation using her own stem cells, after cancer surgery to remove a malignant tumour left her with uneven breasts.
I and my tumour dearly fight.
I need to see my tumour dead A tumour which forgets to die But plans to murder me instead.
)-positive advanced chordoma treated with imatinib (800 mg daily), failed to elicit an overall tumour response defined by RECIST.
Epigenetic differences between Wilms' tumours in white and east-Asian children.
Researchers have developed a new technique for generating high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) representations of tissue samples, with the potential to aid the study of tumour growth and spread.
Man's face appears in tumour in ultrasound oddity .
Mouse studies support idea of hidden 'seeds' for tumour growth.
1 suggest that MRI is detecting small enhancing foci of malignant disease distant to the primary tumour.
Simian virus 40 (SV40)—a potent oncogenic virus—has been associated previously with some types of human tumours, but not with lymphomas.
A nine-year-old boy with a massive tumour has been whisked from a gang-infested neighbourhood in Mexico by US agents and taken across the border for treatment in New Mexico.
Activated CDC42-associated tyrosine kinase (ACK1) contributes to the progression of prostate tumours and metastatic potential of numerous cancers, two new studies report.
Blood test 'finds brain tumours'.
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In science:

The Italian INFN project GPCALMA (Grid Project CALMA) has focused on a Grid implementation of tumour detection algorithms to provide clinicians with a working mammogram examination tool. MammoGrid uses aspects of the CALMA project in its computer-aided detection of mi crocalcifications.
Experiences of Engineering Grid-Based Medical Software
In vivo biodistribution and highly efficient tumour targeting of carbon nanotubes in mice.
Carbon Nanotubes in Biology and Medicine: in vitro and in vivo Detection, Imaging and Drug Delivery
T. Roose, S. J. Chapman and P. K. Maini, “Mathematical Models of Avascular Tumor Growth” SIAM Rev., vol. 49, pp. 179-208, 2007. R. P. Araujo and D. L. S. McElwain, “A History of the Study of Solid Tumour Growth: The Contribution of Mathematical Modelling” Bull. Math.
Precision and Stability Issues in VBL, the Virtual Biophysics Lab simulation program
J. A. Sherratt and M. A. J. Chaplain, “A New Mathematical Model for Avascular Tumour Growth”, J.
Precision and Stability Issues in VBL, the Virtual Biophysics Lab simulation program
Cellular behaviour, including important features of stem cells, tumours and infectious bacteria, is profoundly influenced by the chaos which is the environment within the cell walls.
The chaos within: exploring noise in cellular biology
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