Meaning of teratocarcinoma in English:

teratocarcinoma

Pronunciation /ˌtɛrətəʊkɑːsɪˈnəʊmə/

nounteratocarcinomata, teratocarcinomas

Medicine
  • A form of malignant teratoma occurring especially in the testis.

    ‘Well they are in the States, they've actually been able to produce these nerve cells from a carcinoma, a teratocarcinoma, and then these nerve cells remain nerve cells, they don't actually change into anything else.’
    • ‘The clearest examples are teratocarcinomas, solid tumors that spontaneously arise from germ cells.’