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Definition of Malignant

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malevolent, malicious, spiteful; harmful; deadly, fatal, likely to cause death (Pathology); cancerous (Pathology)
Malignant Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
One of the adherents of Charles L. or Charles LL.; -- so called by the opposite party.
  
(n.)
A man of extrems enmity or evil intentions.
  
(a.)
Tending to produce death; threatening a fatal issue; virulent; as, malignant diphtheria.
  
(a.)
Disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or enmity; virulently inimical; bent on evil; malicious.
  
(a.)
Characterized or caused by evil intentions; pernicious.
  
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malignant
\ma*lig"nant\ (?), a. [l. malignans, -antis, p. pr. of malignare, malignari, to do or make maliciously. see malign, and cf. benignant.]
1. disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or enmity; virulently inimical; bent on evil; malicious. a malignant and a turbaned turk.
2. characterized or caused by evil intentions; pernicious. "malignant care." some malignant power upon my life. something deleterious and malignant as his touch.
3. (med.) tending to produce death; threatening a fatal issue; virulent; as, malignant diphtheria.
malignant
pustule (med.), a very contagious disease, transmitted to man from animals, characterized by the formation, at the point of reception of the virus, of a vesicle or pustule which first enlarges and then breaks down into an unhealthy ulcer. it is marked by profound exhaustion and usually fatal. called also charbon, and sometimes, improperly, anthrax.
malignant
\ma*lig"nant\ (?), n. 1. a man of extrems enmity or evil intentions.
2. (eng. hist.) one of the adherents of charles l. or charles ll.; -- so called by the opposite party.
malignant
adj
1. (pathology) characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor); "a malignant tumor"
2. extremely malevolent or malicious; "the malignant tongues of gossipers" [syn: malevolent]




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Evil in nature or tending to do great harm or mischief.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Echrysiant = n. a malignant distemper
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
(antonym) benign
(similar) cancerous
(classification) pathology
2. extremely malevolent or malicious; "the malignant tongues of gossipers"
(synonym) malevolent
(similar) malign
Malignant Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of cancer
Also known as Carcinophobia
Malignant Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Malignancy (from Latin male "badly" + -gnus "born") is the tendency of a medical condition, especially tumors, to become progressively worse and to potentially result in death. Malignancy in cancers is characterized by anaplasia, invasiveness, and metastasis.

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Malignant Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
Very dangerous or virulent, causing or likely to cause death.
Malignant Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
[ma-LIG-nant]
Cancerous. Malignant tumors can invade and destroy nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body.
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.
The TCRC Glossary for Testicular Cancer and Other Related Conditons
Cancerous (see Cancer)
Terms and Definitions
Cancerous.
Muscle Pain
(in reference of a neoplasm) having the property of locally invasive and destructive growth and metastasis.
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
Malignant means to resistant to treatment, or severe (As in "malignant hypertension"). When referring to an abnormal growth it implies a tendency to metastasize. The word malignant comes the Latin combination of mal meaning bad and nascor meaning to be born; malignant literally means born to be bad.
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Cancerous; can spread to other parts of the body
Aids Glossary
refers to a cancer, neoplasm or tumor that grows in an uncontrolled manner, invading nearby tissue and spreading (metastasizing) to other sites through the bloodstream. Contrast with benign.
Aegis
Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms
Refers to cells or tumors growing in an uncontrolled fashion. Such growths may spread to and disrupt nearby normal tissue, or reach distant sites via the bloodstream. By definition, cancers are always malignant, and the term "malignancy" implies cancer. See Metastasis.
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