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Word: benign

Definition: kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor

Sentences Containing 'benign'

"When we first started developing "E.T.", it was a much edgier, darker story and it actually evolved into something that was more benign.
26, 1930 described Mr. Gaisman as "... of medium height, of benign mien.
A cyst of Montgomery is a benign breast mass, usually found in adolescent girls.
A less benign view of Metro-land was offered in the mid noughties by the detective series, "Murder in Suburbia" (ITV 2004-6), which, though set in the fictional town of Middleford, was also filmed in Northwood and other parts of North West London.
A pineal gland cyst is a usually benign cyst in the pineal gland, a small endocrine system gland in the brain.
A significant proportion (25–50%) of otherwise healthy African Americans are known to have a persistently lower white blood cell count than the normal range defined for individuals of European ancestry—a condition known as benign ethnic neutropenia.
After a successful benign cell tumor surgery in December 2011, he applied to the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Belgium in 2012 by sending an application and DVD performance.
Although schwannomas are benign they become detrimental when the growing tumor compresses the nerve.
Approximately 60-70% of examined tumors are benign; the proportion of benign cases is higher in young women.
Benign cephalic histiocytosis (also known as "Histiocytosis with intracytoplasmic worm-like bodies", and not to be confused with "Neonatal cephalic pustulosis") is a rare cutaneous condition affecting boys and girls equally, characterized by skin lesions that initially present on the head in all cases, often the cheeks, eyelids, forehead, and ears.
Benign neglect was a policy proposed in 1969 by New York Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who was at the time on Nixon's White House Staff as an urban affairs adviser.
Diffuse scleroderma can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. The most common manifestation in the esophagus is reflux esophagitis, which may be complicated by peptic stricturing, or benign narrowing of the esophagus.
For example, when River picks up the gun, she sees it as a harmless branch - an object, as she says, that "doesn't mean what you think" - transformed by her perspective into a benign thing of beauty.
He was tall, and weighed a mere . With his slender build, Hines was described as rather benign in appearance, and a friend observed that he had a voice resembling that of a "refined woman".
However, other benign mutations on "MATP" are responsible for normal variations in skin, hair, and eye color in humans.
However, they did find that pregnancy and lactation provided a protective measure against various forms of benign lesions, like hyperplastic alveolar nodules and cysts.
Hybrid rockets can also be environmentally safer than solid rockets since some high-performance solid-phase oxidizers contain chlorine (specifically composites with ammonium perchlorate), versus the more benign liquid oxygen or nitrous oxide often used in hybrids.
If the pain is present only when exercising and is completely absent at rest, in an otherwise healthy person, it is benign and does not require investigation.
In its most benign form, marobashi can be found almost every aspect of life, and indeed, permeates all things, according to the masters of their day.
In most patients with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), a procedure known as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) may be performed to relieve bladder obstruction.
It is a common complication of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), though it can also be caused by: Diagnosis and treatment may require a catheter or prostatic stent.
Its narrative concerns an apparently distinguished and benign Israeli citizen who is assassinated in the street, then found to have been a concentration camp officer who had escaped using the identity of one of his victims.
Littoral cell angioma, abbreviated LCA, and formally known as littoral cell angioma of the spleen, is a benign tumour of the spleen that arises the from the cells that line the red pulp.
Malignant islet cell tumors due to MEN 1 syndrome often have a more benign course than do sporadically occurring malignant islet cell tumors.
Naturally, the body utilizes a defensive mechanism to diminish the fatal effects of the reactive species by employing certain enzymes to break down the ROS into small, benign molecules of simple oxygen and water.
Phyllodes tumors are considered to be on a spectrum of disease that consists of fibroadenoma, fibroadenoma variant and benign phyllodes.
Schwannomas are mostly benign tumors that commonly occur in individuals with NF2 and schwannomatosis.
Severity of disease varies greatly by mutation, with some mutations causing disease in the first or second decade of life, and others being more benign.
Society lacks a concept of benign sexual variation.
Some experts suggest that this tumor often develops after a slow progression from a relatively benign to a frankly malignant phenotype over a period of years to decades.
The process was invented by Theodore Kleinert as an environmentally benign alternative to kraft pulping.
The tumors may be benign or malignant (cancer).
There appears to be a correlation with both total IgE levels and asthma and mutations in the Duffy antigen. Benign ethnic neutropenia.
These growths can be noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant).
They may be considered benign, borderline, or malignant depending on histologic features including stromal cellularity, infiltration at the tumor's edge, and mitotic activity.
They never accomplished more than ‘to soften the pillows of the dying’ and had “too recently been transplanted from the sterile plains of religious bigotry, to expand with liberal views of the character, and of the just rights of man.” Rather he placed his faith in the government to create for the Indians “a country of their own” where they could “feel their importance, where they can hope to enjoy, unmolested, the fruits of their labours, and their national recovery need not be doubted.” His proposed Indian colony, to become subsequently a Territory and then a State within the United States, would be guided by a benign U.S. government and missionaries with whiskey dealers and dishonest merchants banned.
This is normally a benign mutation, causing "no" apparent effects on the secondary, tertiary, or quaternary structure of haemoglobin in conditions of normal oxygen concentration.
Though his sermon may have seemed benign to the average listener in the congregation, most of the colony's ministers found it to be censurable.
To Moynihan, arson was one of many social pathologies caused by large cities that would benefit from benign neglect. Other usages.
Tracts of land are then sorted into evil, neutral, or good regions, as well as benign, wild, or savage ones.
Under the benign auspices of Joseph Banks, these were returned to France.
Vallee et al. report that benign and rapidly recovering isolated VIth nerve palsy can occur in childhood, sometimes precipitated by ear, nose and throat infections.
When major Arabic biographers decided to write comprehensive entries on Farabi in the 6th-7th/12th-13th centuries, there was very little specific information on hand; this allowed for their acceptance of invented stories about his life which range from benign extrapolation on the basis of some known details to tendentious reconstructions and legends.
While found worldwide, it is a so-called "benign malaria" and is not nearly as dangerous as that produced by "P. falciparum" or "P. vivax".
While playtesting is a mostly benign practice, there are risks that are run by implementing one.
While results did suggest that rats who had interrupted pregnancies might be subject to "similar or even higher incidence of benign lesions" than virgin rats, there was no evidence to suggest that abortion would result in a higher incidence of carcinogenesis.
While serving in this capacity, he sent the President a memo suggesting, "The time may have come when the issue of race could benefit from a period of 'benign neglect.' The subject has been too much talked about.
With an ageing population and the widespread use of anticoagulant medications, there is evidence that this historically benign condition is becoming more common and more serious.
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