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What does malignant mean?

John A. Chabot
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Malignant is a term is most frequently used in describing cancerous growths. A malignant tumor is not self-limiting in its growth and can invade adjacent tissues or potentially spread to distant tissues (metastasize).

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