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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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malignancyma‧lig‧nan‧cy /məˈlɪɡnənsi/ noun (plural malignancies)  1 [countable] medicalMI a tumour2 [uncountable] formalHATE a feeling of great hatred
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malignancyOccasionally, primary hyperparathyroidism has been known to occur concurrently with a malignancy, but this is very rare.However, all malignancies must be suspected of participating in hypercalcemia.The work, if confirmed, could eventually lead to clinical application in the treatment of aplastic anaemia and malignancy.This might open up new concepts for influencing local tumour growth and metastasis of colonic malignancies.Traditional psychodynamic individual work is perhaps the most intense way to excise emotional malignancies that are getting in your way at work.Pancreatic carcinoma is now overtaking gastric cancer as the fourth leading cause of death from malignancy in the United Kingdom.Soothing an internal malignancy may do more harm than good.
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