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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [mel-uh-noh-muh]
    • /ˌmɛl əˈnoʊ mə/
    • /ˌmel.əˈnəʊ.mə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [mel-uh-noh-muh]
    • /ˌmɛl əˈnoʊ mə/

Definitions of melanoma word

  • noun plural melanoma any of several types of skin tumors characterized by the malignant growth of melanocytes. 1
  • noun melanoma A tumor of melanin-forming cells, typically a malignant tumor associated with skin cancer. 1
  • noun melanoma skin cancer 1
  • variable noun melanoma A melanoma is an area of cancer cells in the skin which is caused by very strong sunlight. 0
  • noun melanoma a malignant tumour composed of melanocytes, occurring esp in the skin, often as a result of excessive exposure to sunlight 0
  • noun melanoma a skin tumor, esp. a malignant one, derived from cells capable of melanin formation 0

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Origin of melanoma

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
First recorded in 1825-35; melan- + -oma

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Parts of speech for Melanoma


melanoma popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for melanoma

noun melanoma

  • malignancy — the quality or condition of being malignant.
  • tumour — a swollen part; swelling; protuberance.
  • tumor — a swollen part; swelling; protuberance.
  • disease — a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness; sickness; ailment.
  • growth — the act or process, or a manner of growing; development; gradual increase.

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