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|+||(1) A [[tumor]]. An abnormal growth of [[tissue]]. The word neoplasm is not synonymous with [[cancer]]. A neoplasm may be [[benign]] or [[malignant]]. |
|+||The word neoplasm literally means a new growth, from the Greek neo-, new + plasma, that which is formed, or a growth = a new growth.|