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benign 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/biˈnīn/,
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Gentle; kindly,
  1. Gentle; kindly
    • - her face was calm and benign
    • - his benign but firm manner
  2. (of a climate or environment) Mild and favorable

  3. Not harmful to the environment
    • - an ozone-benign refrigerant
  4. (of a disease) Not harmful in effect: in particular, (of a tumor) not malignant


  1. not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)
  2. pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; "a benign smile"; "the benign sky"; "the benign influence of pure air"
  3. kindness of disposition or manner; "the benign ruler of millions"; "benign intentions"
  4. (benignly) in a benign manner; "this drug is benignly soporific"
  5. Benignity (Latin bene- = "well" and "-ignis" = "fire"), is a medical term used to describe a condition that is harmless.
  6. Kind; gentle; mild
  7. (benignness) The state or quality of being benign
  8. Usually used in the context of referring to tumors that are not cancerous.
  9. Not cancerous; does not invade nearby tissue or spread to other parts of the body.
  10. What you be after you be eight.
  11. not containing cancerous cells
  12. Something that does not metastize. Treatment or removal is curative.
  13. not dangerous to your health
  14. A benign growth or benign tumor is not malignant (cancerous) and cannot spread to other parts of the body. Benign growths are almost always less dangerous than malignant ones.
  15. The mild character of an illness or the non-malignant character of a neoplasm.
  16. Not cancerous. Mild and non-progressive. Benign cells are not able to spread elsewhere in the body.
  17. A word frequently used to indicate that a disease process is mild or non-malignant. It usually indicates a favourable outcome.
  18. Condition of cryptographic data that cannot be compromised by human access. [CNSSI] (see also access, access control, compromise, countermeasures, cryptographic, cryptography)
  19. Term meaning essentially harmless; not progressive.
  20. If a tumor does not have the capacity to spread and establish itself in another part of the body, it is labeled benign. Benign tumors can still sometimes grow to large sizes, but if they are surgically removed the problem is generally eliminated. ...
  21. Benign tumours usually resemble the tissue of origin, remain localised and do not invade their surroundings. They may cause damage by local pressure or obstruction.
  22. Not cancerous; a benign brain tumor may be life threatening, depending on its size and location.
  23. Not malignant; not cancerous.
  24. non cancerous tumor that grows slowly, does not invade nearby tissues or spread, and has distinct boundaries.
  25. a term used to mean that something is not a cancer.