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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French tumour, from Latin tumor ‎(swelling), from tumeō ‎(I bulge, swell).

NounEdit

tumour ‎(plural tumours)

  1. (oncology, pathology) An abnormal growth; differential diagnosis includes abscess, metaplasia, and neoplasia.

Usage notesEdit

Tumour is the favoured spelling throughout the English-speaking world with the exception of the United States, where tumor is standard.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin tumor.

NounEdit

tumour f ‎(oblique plural tumours, nominative singular tumour, nominative plural tumours)

  1. tumor (abnormal swelling of an animal's living tissue)
    • 1288, Somme Me Gautier
      Tumour ou enflour

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