craniopharyngioma

[ krā′nē-ō-fə-rĭn′jē-ōmə, -făr′ĭn-jē- ]

n.

A tumor of the brain that develops from the epithelium derived from Rathke's pouch and usually affects children.

Nearby words

  1. craniometric point,
  2. craniometry,
  3. craniopagus,
  4. craniopathy,
  5. craniopharyngeal,
  6. craniophore,
  7. cranioplasty,
  8. craniopuncture,
  9. craniorrhachischisis,
  10. craniosacral


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