blastoma

[ bla-stoh-muh ]
/ blæˈstoʊ mə /

noun, plural blas·to·mas, blas·to·ma·ta [bla-stoh-muh-tuh] /blæˈstoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.

a tumor originating from undifferentiated embryonic cells and having little or no connective tissue.

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Origin of blastoma

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British Dictionary definitions for blastoma

blastoma
/ (ˌblæsˈtəʊmə) /

noun plural -mata or -mas

pathol
  1. a tumour composed of embryonic tissue that has not yet developed a specialized function
  2. (in combination)neuroblastoma

Word Origin for blastoma

C20: New Latin, from blasto- + -oma
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Medical definitions for blastoma

blastoma
[ blă-stōmə ]

n. pl. blas•to•mas

A neoplasm composed of immature, undifferentiated cells.blastocytoma embryonal carcinosarcoma
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