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Internal growths and lumps

aneurysm

noun

a serious swelling in the wall of an artery (=tube carrying blood around the body)

carbuncle

noun

a big painful lump under your skin, caused by an infection

cyst

noun

a lump containing liquid that grows under your skin or inside your body

ganglion

noun

a painful lump full of liquid on your skin, often on the back of the wrist

growth

noun

a lump that grows inside or on a person, animal, or plant, caused by cells that have grown in a way that is not normal

hump

noun

a large round part on someone’s back that is caused by an unusual curve in their spine

lump

noun

a small hard part on or under your skin that is caused by illness or injury

nodal

adjective

affecting the cells that form small lumps near the joints in your body

node

noun

a round lump in your body formed from cells or tissue

nodule

noun

a small round lump in your body formed from cells or tissue

polyp

noun

a small lump that grows on a stem inside hollow organs such as your nose or colon

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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