lump


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lump

(lŭmp)
n.
1. An irregularly shaped mass or piece.
2. Medicine A swelling or small palpable mass.
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Although some industry experts have historically questioned the ability of plan sponsors to offer lump sum payments to retirees, Ford Motor Company did not imply they felt there were any legal reservations for them in moving forward.
Histopathology can then be performed to assess what the lump is and if any further action is deemed necessary.
If a solid lump is confirmed on imaging then in most of the cases biopsy would be needed to confirm whether the lump is cancerous or not.
He told me the lump needed to be removed as soon as possible.
Fortunately, the IRS and Treasury have recognized that it is not necessarily beneficial to force participants to make an all-or-nothing choice between an immediate lump sum and an annuity stream that could last a lifetime.
There are many other tumours a growing lump could be.
Mother-of-three Samantha says she coughed up the lump and sent it off to trading standards experts to be tested.
Under normal circumstances we don't notice it, but if we're anxious, depressed or stressed out we become obsessed with the sensation of a lump in the throat.
Why are there so many lump sums in the budget of agencies when they do not have the absorptive capacity to spend these?
The Platts weekly assessment of spot lump premium was made at $0.
The higher the percentage of ewes in a flock with lumps during pregnancy, the higher the number of ewes with lumps in lactation, suggesting that the infection is passed within the flock.
There's also a concern about what's known as anti-selection, that retirees in ill health are more likely to take the lump sums.