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Word: malignant

Definition: tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor


Sentences Containing 'malignant'

'Now, I'm not a-going to let myself be run down, Copperfield,' he continued, raising that part of his countenance, where his red eyebrows would have been if he had had any, with malignant triumph, 'and I shall do what I can to put a stop to this friendship.
A biopsy is the only certain way to tell whether the tumorous growth is malignant or not.
A recent study (Aug 2009) by Barth "et al." suggests that radiation treatment after breast-conserving surgery with negative margins significantly reduces the local recurrence rate for borderline and malignant tumors.
About 30% of tumors are malignant and have local or distant metastases.
After recovering from an occurrence of malignant melanoma, Coburn pursued a medical degree and graduated from the University of Oklahoma Medical School with honors in 1983.
All forms of phyllodes tumors are regarded as having malignant potential. They are also known as serocystic disease of Brodie.
At the Democratic National Convention in 1924, he spoke in favor of condemning the Ku Klux Klan by name in the party platform: "We ask you to cut out of the body politic with the sharpest instrument at your command this malignant growth which, injected, means the destruction of everything which has made America immortal. If you can denounce Republicanism, you can denounce Ku Kluxism.
But as he sat still for a moment, and as he steadfastly looked into the mate's malignant eye and perceived the stacks of powder-casks heaped up in him and the slow-match silently burning along towards them; as he instinctively saw all this, that strange forbearance and unwillingness to stir up the deeper passionateness in any already ireful being--a repugnance most felt, when felt at all, by really valiant men even when aggrieved--this nameless phantom feeling, gentlemen, stole over Steelkilt.
But I trust in God our Lord that the might of one malignant enchanter may not prove so great but that the power of another better disposed may prove superior to it, and then I promise you my support and assistance, as I am bound to do by my profession, which is none other than to give aid to the weak and needy."
deliriously howled Ahab, as the malignant iron scorchingly devoured the baptismal blood.
Don Quixote sprang to his feet, and drawing his sword, began making passes at the grating, shouting out, "Avaunt, malignant enchanters!
He has postponed his career due to a malignant brain tumor, which has been fully removed.
He is author of the book, "Malignant Pied Pipers of Our Time: A Psychological Study of Destructive Cult Leaders from Rev. Jim Jones to Osama bin Laden", a book on what he describes as "destructive cult leaders".
He was originally diagnosed with a grade IV malignant brain tumor called Glioblastoma Multiforme in December, 2008.
Hence, you see, my double deduction that you had been out in vile weather, and that you had a particularly malignant boot-slitting specimen of the London slavey.
High levels of PKCα are linked to malignant brain cancer.
In 1929 Ombrédanne provided an early description of malignant hyperthermia, a condition he described as pallor with hyperthermia in newborns during anesthesia.
In 2002, surgery to remove a malignant tumor behind his right eye left him legally blind, and he began taking abstract photos of urban scenes.
In 2006, Olsson gave the plenary speech at the annual meeting of The American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians, where he spoke about his "Malignant Pied Pipers of Our Time", and took questions from fellow physicians.
In immunotherapy, they are used in smaller doses than in the treatment of malignant diseases.
Instead, eco-socialists feel that increasing repressive counter-terrorism increases alienation and causes further terrorism and believe that state counter-terrorist methods are, in Kovel and Löwy's words, "evolving into a new and malignant variation of fascism".
It cannot be used on people with orthopedic or radiological potentially serious spinal conditions; involvement in litigation, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, glaucoma, malignant hypertension, pacemaker or other implanted electronic device; recent cerebral trauma, nervous system infection, skin lesions at sites of electrode placement; oncological disease; patients undergoing any other treatments for pain; any invasive therapy, e.g. surgery, within the last month.
It is vital to systematically explain a gross appearance of a pathological state, for example, a malignant tumor.
It seems that heterozygotes for mutations in the SMARCB1 gene have an increased risk to develop a malignant kidney tumor in early childhood but if they survive to adulthood, they may be predisposed to the development of schwannomas.
It turned out that the Jeroboam had a malignant epidemic on board, and that Mayhew, her captain, was fearful of infecting the Pequod's company.
Malignant islet cell tumors due to MEN 1 syndrome often have a more benign course than do sporadically occurring malignant islet cell tumors.
Malignant planets, cruel destiny, Pursued them both, the fair Manchegan dame, And the unconquered star of chivalry.
Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the lung (MCACL) is a very rare malignant mucus-producing neoplasm arising from the uncontrolled growth of transformed epithelial cells originating in lung tissue.
Mutations in this gene are associated with malignant phenylketonuria (PKU) and hyperphenylalaninemia (HPA), as well as L-DOPA (Levodopa)-responsive dystonia.
Non-β-cell tumors are somewhat more likely to be malignant.
On 5 March 2011, after undergoing a routine check-up due to back problems, Roqué was diagnosed with pelvic cancer, undergoing surgery to excise a malignant tumor the following day.
Or suppose a man sneers and jeers or shows a malignant temper?
Other leaders of destructive cults discussed in the work, whom Olsson terms "malignant pied pipers" include: Jim Jones, David Koresh, Charles Manson, Luc Jouret, Marshall Applewhite, and Joseph Di Mambro.
Prior to publishing "Malignant Pied Pipers of Our Time" in 2005, Olsson had written other scholarly articles on the subject; specifically on Osama bin Laden and Shoko Asahara.
Scleroderma renal crisis, the occurrence of acute renal failure and malignant hypertension (very high blood pressure with evidence of organ damage) in people with scleroderma, is effectively treated with drugs from the class of the ACE inhibitors.
Several other terms for this lesion have been used in the past medical literature, including mucinous multilocular cyst carcinoma, pseudomyxomatous pulmonary adenocarcinoma, mucinous cystic tumor of low malignant potential, and others.
SMARCB1 is mutated in additional tumors including malignant brain kidney tumors in children.
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.
Some would extend the spectrum to include malignant phyllodes tumors and frank sarcoma.
Soon after, David was possessed by the Shadow King, who used his powers to psychically increase the amount of hatred in the world and feed on the malignant energy.
Symptoms of scleroderma renal crisis are malignant hypertension (high blood pressure with evidence of acute organ damage), hyperreninemia (high renin levels), azotemia (kidney failure with accumulation of waste products in the blood) and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (destruction of red blood cells).
The great lords seem to have beheld the degree of prosperity and independency, which this inferior order of men had thus come to enjoy, with a malignant and contemptuous indignation, and willingly consented that the sovereign should tax them.
The miR-17-92 Cluster has been implicated in Medulloblastoma (MB) which is the most common paediatric malignant brain tumour.
The tumors may be benign or malignant (cancer).
These growths can be noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant).
These include "A Malignant Pied Piper: Osama bin Laden", which also appeared as Chapter 5 in the book "Jihad and Sacred Vengeance: Psychological Undercurrents of History", and "Shoko Asahara: The malignant pied piper of Japan", which was cited by Rosenman in "The American Journal of Psychoanalysis".
They may be considered benign, borderline, or malignant depending on histologic features including stromal cellularity, infiltration at the tumor's edge, and mitotic activity.
Two vast, supernatural entities loom over Millgate, however, and Barton realises that Meade is one of them, as Peter Trilling reverts to his own, malignant divine self.
While atypicals have fewer extrapyramidal side effects these differences are modest. It remains unclear whether the newer antipsychotics reduce the chances of developing neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a rare but serious neurological disorder.
You would surely more irritate than appease a man lying under the racking pains of the gout by preaching up to him the rectitude of those general laws, which produced the malignant humours in his body, and led them through the proper canals, to the sinews and nerves, where they now excite such acute torments.
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