Tumour vs Tumescence - What's the difference?

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Tumour is a related term of tumescence.


As nouns the difference between tumour and tumescence

is that tumour is (oncology|pathology) an abnormal growth; differential diagnosis includes abscess, metaplasia, and neoplasia while tumescence is a swelling due to the presence of fluid.

tumour

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (oncology, pathology) An abnormal growth; differential diagnosis includes abscess, metaplasia, and neoplasia.
  • Usage notes

    * * is the standard modern British and Commonwealth spelling (including Canada), and tumor is the standard American spelling.

    Derived terms

    * tumourigenesis

    tumescence

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A swelling due to the presence of fluid.
  • A swollen bodily organ; used especially of erectile tissue.
  • Derived terms

    * (l)

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