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Benign


/biˈnīn/

Adjective

1. (Medicine)
Not posing any serious threat to health; not particularly aggressive or recurrent. (wiktionary.org)

2. (Science: oncology)
Something that does not metastasise and treatment or removal is curative. (biology-online.org)

Word origin: From Old French benigne, from Latin benignus (“kind, good”), from bonus (“good”) + genus (“origin, kind”). Compare malign.


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