Relating to or characteristic of paraneoplasia.

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para·neo·plas·tic .par-ə-.nē-ə-'plas-tik adj caused by or resulting from the presence of cancer in the body but not the physical presence of cancerous tissue in the part or organ affected <\paraneoplastic effects on the central nervous system>

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para·neo·plas·tic (par″ə-ne″o-plasґtik) [para- + neoplastic] pertaining to changes produced in tissue remote from a tumor or its metastases; see also paraneoplastic syndrome, under syndrome.

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