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Tumor (definition)

(tu'mor) (tumour) (Latin. Tumere - to swell)

A tumor is an enlargement of the tissues by normal or pathologic material or cells that form a mass.
It may be an inflammatory or a benign or a malignant new growth of cells or tissue.

(from the ILDS Committee on Nomenclature - R. Winkelmann, Chairman)

tumor


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