glioma

[ glahy-oh-muh ]
/ glaɪˈoʊ mə /

noun, plural gli·o·mas, gli·o·ma·ta [glahy-oh-muh-tuh]. /glaɪˈoʊ mə tə/.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM glioma

gli·o·ma·tous [glahy-oh-muh-tuhs, -om-uh-], /glaɪˈoʊ mə təs, -ˈɒm ə-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glioma

glioma
/ (ɡlaɪˈəʊmə) /

noun plural -mata (-mətə) or -mas

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

Derived forms of glioma

gliomatous, adjective

Word Origin for glioma

C19: from New Latin, from Greek glia glue + -oma
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Medical definitions for glioma

glioma
[ glē-ōmə, glī- ]

n. pl. gli•o•mas

A tumor that originates in the neuroglia of the brain or the spinal cord.

Other words from glioma

gli•oma•tous (-ŏmə-təs, -ōmə-) adj.
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