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[noo r-oh-bla-stoh-muh, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ blæˈstoʊ mə, ˌnyʊər-/
noun, plural neuroblastomas, neuroblastomata
[noo r-oh-bla-stoh-muh-tuh, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ blæˈstoʊ mə tə, ˌnyʊər-/ (Show IPA).
a malignant tumor of immature nerve cells that usually starts in the autonomic nervous system or adrenal gland and spreads quickly, most often affecting young children.
Origin of neuroblastoma
First recorded in 1905-10; neuro- + blastoma Unabridged
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noun (pl) -mata (-matə), -mas
(pathol) a malignant tumour that derives from neuroblasts, occurring mainly in the adrenal gland
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neuroblastoma in Medicine

neuroblastoma neu·ro·blas·to·ma (nur'ō-blā-stō'mə, nyur'-)
A malignant tumor composed of neuroblasts, originating in the autonomic nervous system or the adrenal medulla and occurring most commonly in infants and young children.

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