myxosarcoma

myxosarcoma
A sarcoma, usually a liposarcoma or malignant fibrous histiocytoma, with an abundant component of myxoid tissue resembling primitive mesenchyme containing connective tissue mucin. SYN: myxoma sarcomatosum. [myxo- + G. sarx, flesh, + -oma, tumor]

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myxo·sar·co·ma -sär-'kō-mə n, pl -mas also -ma·ta -mət-ə a sarcoma with myxomatous elements
myxo·sar·co·ma·tous -mət-əs adj

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n.
a sarcoma containing mucoid material; it is the malignant counterpart of a myxoma. It is doubtful whether myxosarcoma represents a true entity and it may be simply a variant of other sarcomas, such as a liposarcoma or a fibrosarcoma, with which it shares clinical features.

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myxo·sar·co·ma (mik″so-sahr-koґmə) [myxo- + sarcoma] a sarcoma containing myxomatous tissue. myxosarcomatous adj

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