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glioma

[glahy-oh-muh]
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noun, plural gli·o·mas, gli·o·ma·ta [glahy-oh-muh-tuh] /glaɪˈoʊ mə tə/.
  1. a tumor of the brain composed of neuroglia.
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Origin of glioma

From New Latin, dating back to 1865–70; see origin at glia, -oma
Related formsgli·o·ma·tous [glahy-oh-muh-tuh s, -om-uh-] /glaɪˈoʊ mə təs, -ˈɒm ə-/, adjective
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glioma

noun plural -mata (-mətə) or -mas
  1. a tumour of the brain and spinal cord, composed of neuroglia cells and fibres
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Derived Formsgliomatous, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from Greek glia glue + -oma
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Word Origin and History for glioma

n.

type of brain tumor, 1870, medical Latin, literally "glue tumor," from Greek glia "glue" + -oma.

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glioma in Medicine

glioma

(glē-ōmə, glī-)
n. pl. gli•o•mas
  1. A tumor that originates in the neuroglia of the brain or the spinal cord.
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Related formsgli•oma•tous (-ŏmə-təs, -ōmə-) adj.
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