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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [too-mer, tyoo-]
    • /ˈtu mər, ˈtyu-/
    • /ˈtjuː.mər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [too-mer, tyoo-]
    • /ˈtu mər, ˈtyu-/

Definitions of tumor word

  • noun tumor a swollen part; swelling; protuberance. 1
  • noun tumor an uncontrolled, abnormal, circumscribed growth of cells in any animal or plant tissue; neoplasm. 1
  • noun tumor Archaic. inflated pride; haughtiness. pompous language; bombast. 1
  • noun tumor abnormal growth that may become cancerous 1
  • countable noun tumor A tumor is a mass of diseased or abnormal cells that has grown in a person's or animal's body. 0
  • noun tumor a swelling on some part of the body 0

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Origin of tumor

First appearance:

before 1535
One of the 29% oldest English words
1535-45; < Latin: a swelling, swollen state, equivalent to tum(ēre) to swell + -or -or1

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Parts of speech for Tumor


tumor popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% 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 tumor

noun tumor

  • anemone — An anemone is a garden plant with red, purple, or white flowers.
  • big c — cancer (sense 4)
  • blain — a blister, blotch, or sore on the skin
  • blains — an inflammatory swelling or sore.
  • boil — When a hot liquid boils or when you boil it, bubbles appear in it and it starts to change into steam or vapour.

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