What is malignant?

  • (adj): Extremely malevolent or malicious.
    Example: "The malignant tongues of gossipers"
    Synonyms: malevolent
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on malignant:

Solitary Pulmonary Nodule - Initial Evaluation - Radiological Features
... of the lesion the smaller, the less risk for malignant cancer ... margin extending into the neighbouring tissue tend to be malignant ... with a density below 15 Hounsfield units on computed tomography tends to be benign, whereas malignant tumors often measure more than 20 Hounsfield units ...
Colorectal Polyp
... malignant) and/or etiology (e.g ... hyperplastic polyp), pre-malignant (e.g ... tubular adenoma) or malignant (e.g ...
Suxamethonium - Adverse Effects - Malignant Hyperthermia
... Malignant hyperthermia from suxamethonium administration can result in a drastic and uncontrolled increase in skeletal muscle oxidative metabolism ... Susceptibility to malignant hyperthermia (MH) is often inherited as an autosomal dominant disorder, for which there are at least six genetic loci of ...
Malignant Acrospiroma
... A malignant acrospiroma (also known as "Malignant poroma," "Porocarcinoma", and "Spiradenocarcinoma") is a sweat gland carcinoma of the hand, which may recur ...
Smallpox Survivors - Signs and Symptoms - Malignant
... In malignant-type smallpox (also called flat smallpox) the lesions remain almost flush with the skin at the time when raised vesicles form in the ordinary type ... Malignant smallpox is accompanied by a severe prodromal phase that lasts 3–4 days, prolonged high fever, and severe symptoms of toxemia ... Malignant smallpox is nearly always fatal ...

More definitions of "malignant":

  • (adj): Dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor).

Famous quotes containing the word malignant:

    It is very perplexing how an intrepid frontier people, who fought a wilderness, floods, tornadoes, and the Rockies, cower before criticism, which is regarded as a malignant tumor in the imagination.
    Edward Dahlberg (1900–1977)

    Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds—a sacrifice to the vanity of ageing adolescents.... In 1953, excess is always a comfort, and sometimes a career.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)

    Reviewers, with some rare exceptions, are a most stupid and malignant race. As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)