Definition of carcinosis in US English:

carcinosis

noun

Medicine
  • Originally: cancer as a disease or disease process (now rare). In later use: = "carcinomatosis".

Origin

Mid 19th century. Probably partly from scientific Latin carcinosis (1859 or earlier; from Byzantine Greek καρκίνωσις formation of a cancerous growth from ancient Greek καρκινοῦν (passive) to suffer from cancer, to become cancerous + -ωσις), and partly from carcin- + -osis, after French carcinose, German Karzinose.

Pronunciation

carcinosis

/ˌkɑːsɪˈnəʊsɪs/