Meaning of rhabdomyosarcoma in English:


Pronunciation /ˌrabdə(ʊ)mʌɪə(ʊ)sɑːˈkəʊmə/

nounplural noun rhabdomyosarcomas, plural noun rhabdomyosarcomata/ˌrabdə(ʊ)ˌmʌɪə(ʊ)sɑːˈkəʊmətə/

  • A rare malignant tumour involving striated muscle tissue.

    ‘Intracranial rhabdomyosarcomas are rare neoplasms, and those thought to be primary meningeal tumors are even more rare.’
    • ‘One half of these malignancies are rhabdomyosarcomas originating in striated muscle.’
    • ‘Equally unclear is the histogenesis of intracranial sarcomas and particularly rhabdomyosarcomas.’
    • ‘David was diagnosed in May 2003 with a grapefruit-sized malignant brain tumour called a rhabdomyosarcoma, which was causing blindness and headaches.’
    • ‘Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcomas have more uniform, deeply eosinophilic cytoplasm and display cell-to-cell molding and cross-striations by light microscopy.’


Late 19th century from Greek rhabdos ‘rod’ + myo-+ sarcoma.