- a tumor of the brain composed of neuroglia.
Origin of glioma
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The exception: those 30-minutes-a-day-for-a-decade users, in whom the risk of glioma indeed increased 40 percent.Are Cellphones Really a Cancer Risk?
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There is much reason to fear that you may have what we call a glioma in the substance of the brain.Carlyon Sahib
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.
The glioma of the retina tends to grow into the vitreous humour and to perforate the globe.Manual of Surgery
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- a tumour of the brain and spinal cord, composed of neuroglia cells and fibres
C19: from New Latin, from Greek glia glue + -oma
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Word Origin and History for glioma
type of brain tumor, 1870, medical Latin, literally "glue tumor," from Greek glia "glue" + -oma.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A tumor that originates in the neuroglia of the brain or the spinal cord.
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