Malignance Definition

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[n] quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will
[n] (medical) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death


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Misc. Definitions

\Ma*lig"nance\, Malignancy \Ma*lig"nan*cy\, n. [See {Malignant}.]
1. The state or quality of being malignant; extreme malevolence; bitter enmity; malice; as, malignancy of heart.
2. Unfavorableness; evil nature. The malignancy of my fate might perhaps distemner yours. --Shak.
3. (Med.) Virulence; tendency to a fatal issue; as, the malignancy of an ulcer or of a fever.
4. The state of being a malignant. Syn: Malice; malevolence; malignity. See {Malice}.

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