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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English tumour, from Old French tumour, from Latin tumor (swelling), from tumeō (bulge, swell, verb), from Proto-Indo-European *tewh₂- (to swell). Related to English thumb.

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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TranslationsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French tumour, from Latin tumor.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtiu̯mur/, /tiu̯ˈmuːr/

NounEdit

tumour (plural tumours) (Late Middle English)

  1. tumour (abnormal or morbid bodily growth)
  2. The growth of tumours or boils.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: tumour, tumor

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed 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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