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English noun: malignancy

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


Synonymsmalignance


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


Attributemalign


Antonymsbenignancy, benignity, graciousness









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