malignancy malignancy  /mə ˈlɪɡ nən si/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death
  2. (n) quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. As his vision aged, like rancid fruit, the malignancy crept closer to home.
  2. Though the precise source of Ruby's cancer remained undetermined, tests showed a malignancy in a lymph node in his neck and a cluster of nodules in the chest and lungs.
  3. But it will not end the public malignancy that has attended this debate and threatens the democratic fabric of our nation.

News

  • Scripps Research Institute scientists uncover new details of natural anticancer mechanism

    ( Scripps Research Institute ) Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have identified key triggers of an important cancer-blocking mechanism in cells. Termed "oncogene-induced senescence," this mechanism can block most cancer types and is commonly experienced when incipient skin cancers turn instead into slow-growing moles. Tumors that achieve malignancy often do so by defeating or ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "In mice, we've been able to eradicate even highly aggressive forms of malignancy with extremely large tumours," said Zheng Cui, who led the research. "Hopefully, we will see the same results in humans. Our laboratory studies indicate that...
    on Jun 29, 2008 By: Zheng Cui Source: Times of India

  2. The doctors "don't have a full understanding of why his status has deteriorated, which means that we don't really have a full diagnosis," Shaath said. "We know what it is not. It is not malignancy or cancer anywhere in his body, and the...
    on Nov 9, 2004 By: Nabil Shaath Source: Washington Post

  3. ...of State Condoleezza Rice said yesterday that it was always the Bush administration's intent to redesign the Middle East after the September 11 attacks, which exposed a "deep malignancy growing" in the region, and that the Iraq war was...
    on Oct 19, 2005 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Washington Times

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