Glossary Term:

Title

neoplasm

Phonetic

<b>NEE</b>-o-<b>plaz</b>-um

Description

an abnormal growth (tumor) that starts from a single altered cell. A neoplasm may be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). Such a growth may be described as a neoplastic (NEE-o-plas-tik) tumor. See also cancer, mutation, tumor.