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Medical Terminology: not from word parts

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Oncology
the study of tumors
Tumors develop from
excessive growth of cells from a body part.
Benign
noncancerous
Malignant
cancerous
adenocarcinoma
cancerous tumor of glandular tissue.
adenoma
tumor composed of glandular tissue
carcinoma
cancerous tumor (malignant)
chloroma
tumor of green color (malignant, arising from myeloid tissue)
epithelioma
tumor composed of epithelium (may be benign or malignant)
fibroma
tumor composed of fiber (fibrous tissue) (benign)
fibrosarcoma
malignant tumor composed of fiber (fibrous tissue)
leiomyoma
tumor composed of smooth muscle (benign)
leiomyosarcoma
malignant tumor of smooth muscle.
lipoma
tumor composed of fat.
liposarcoma
malignant tumor of fat.
melanocarcinoma
cancerous black tumor (malignant)
melanoma
black tumor (primarily of the skin)
myoma
tumor composed of muscle (benign)
neoplasm
new growth (of abnormal tissue or tumor)
neuroma
tumor composed of nerve (benign)
rhabdomyoma
tumor composed of striated muscle (benign)
rhabdomyosarcoma
malignant tumor of striated muscle
sarcoma
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