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 for Malignancy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Malignance \Ma*lig"nance\, Malignancy \Ma*lig"nan*cy\, n. [See
     Malignant.]
     1. The state or quality of being malignant; extreme
        malevolence; bitter enmity; malice; disposition toward
        evil; intense ill will; as, malignancy of heart.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Unfavorableness; evil nature.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The malignancy of my fate might perhaps distemner
              yours.                                --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Med.) Virulence; tendency to a fatal issue; as, the
        malignancy of an ulcer or of a fever.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. Hence: (Med.) A cancerous tumor that is spreading beyond
        the point of origin.
  
     Syn: malignant tumor, malignant neoplasm, metastatic tumor.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     5. The state of being a malignant.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  malignancy
      n 1: (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to
           treatment and tending to cause death [syn: malignancy,
           malignance]
      2: quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will [syn:
         malignity, malignancy, malignance] [ant: benignancy,
         benignity, graciousness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "malignancy":
     balefulness, banefulness, bitchiness, communicability,
     contagiousness, cussedness, deadliness, despite, destructiveness,
     detrimentalness, devilment, devilry, deviltry, evil intent,
     fatality, grudge, harmfulness, hatefulness, hurtfulness, ill will,
     infectiousness, infectivity, iniquitousness, injuriousness,
     invidiousness, lethality, maleficence, malevolence, malice,
     malice aforethought, malice prepense, maliciousness, malignance,
     malignity, meanness, mischievousness, mortality, nastiness,
     noisomeness, noxiousness, ominousness, orneriness, perniciousness,
     poison, poisonousness, spite, spitefulness, spleen, toxicity,
     unhealthiness, venom, venomousness, viciousness, virulence,
     virulency, wickedness
  
  

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