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English noun: malignancy

1. malignancy (state) (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death


Broader (hypernym)disease

Narrower (hyponym)malignant neoplasm, malignant tumor, metastatic tumor

Part holonymcancer cell

Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine

2. malignancy (attribute) quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will

Synonymsmalignance, malignity

Broader (hypernym)evil, evilness


Antonymsbenignancy, benignity, graciousness

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