1. [syn: benign tumor, benign tumour, nonmalignant tumor, nonmalignant tumour, nonmalignant neoplasm]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tumor \Tu"mor\ (t[=u]"m[~e]r), n. [L., fr. tumere to swell: cf.
F. tume['u]r. See Tumid.]
1. (Med.) A morbid swelling, prominence, or growth, on any
part of the body; especially, a growth produced by
deposition of new tissue; a neoplasm.
2. Affected pomp; bombast; swelling words or expressions;
false magnificence or sublimity. [R.]
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. --De Quincey.
Encysted tumor, a tumor which is inclosed in a membrane
called a cyst, connected with the surrounding parts by the
neighboring cellular substance.
Fatty tumor. See under Fatty.
Innocent tumor, or Benign tumor, one which does not of
itself threaten life, and does not usually tend to recur
after extirpation; a tumor which has not metastesized.
Malignant tumor, a tumor which tends continually to spread,
to become generalized in different parts of the body, and
to recur after extirpation, and which, if left to itself,
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a tumor that is not cancerous [syn: benign tumor, benign
tumour, nonmalignant tumor, nonmalignant tumour,