Adjective "melanomas" definition and examples

(Melanomas may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌmɛləˈnəʊmə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A tumour of melanin-forming cells, especially a malignant tumour associated with skin cancer.
  1. mass noun 'the incidence of melanoma is rising steadily'
  2. 'One form of skin cancer, malignant melanoma, can spread to other organs very rapidly.'
  3. 'Although they make up the smallest percentage of all skin cancers, melanomas cause the greatest number of deaths.'

More definitions

1. any of several types of skin tumors characterized by the malignant growth of melanocytes.

More examples(as adjective)

"cancers can be melanomas."

Origin

(melanoma)Mid 19th century: from Greek melas, melan- ‘black’ + -oma.