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glioma

[ glahy-oh-muh ]

noun

, plural gli·o·mas, gli·o·ma·ta [glahy-, oh, -m, uh, -t, uh].
  1. a tumor of the brain composed of neuroglia.


glioma

/ ɡlaɪˈəʊmə /

noun

  1. a tumour of the brain and spinal cord, composed of neuroglia cells and fibres


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Derived Forms

  • gliˈomatous, adjective

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Other Words From

  • gli·o·ma·tous [glahy-, oh, -m, uh, -t, uh, s, -, om, -, uh, -], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of glioma1

From New Latin, dating back to 1865–70; glia, -oma

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Word History and Origins

Origin of glioma1

C19: from New Latin, from Greek glia glue + -oma

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Example Sentences

When Michelle Monje was a medical student 20 years ago, she saw her first case of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a childhood brain cancer that is almost always fatal within a year.

Steven C. Moore et al., "Height, Body Mass Index, and Physical Activity in Relation to Glioma Risk."

The exception: those 30-minutes-a-day-for-a-decade users, in whom the risk of glioma indeed increased 40 percent.

There is much reason to fear that you may have what we call a glioma in the substance of the brain.

The glioma of the retina tends to grow into the vitreous humour and to perforate the globe.

It is sharply defined from the surrounding cerebral tissue, and is therefore more favourable for operation than glioma.

A sudden and serious aggravation of symptoms may result from hæmorrhage into a soft tumour, such as glioma.

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