One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural osteosarcomas, Plural osteosarcomataMedicine
A malignant tumor of bone in which there is a proliferation of osteoblasts.
- ‘We describe a 21-year-old man with an osteosarcoma of the right tibia that was removed 4 years previously.’
- ‘Most osteosarcomas arise from non-inherited errors in the DNA of growing bone cells.’
- ‘Some animals developed osteosarcomas, and consequently the human trial was stopped at just over the halfway point.’
- ‘Radiotherapy is not usually used to treat osteosarcomas or chondrosarcomas, because it does not have great effect.’
- ‘Microscopically, conventional osteosarcomas are composed of malignant-appearing spindle cells that produce osteoid.’
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