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glioma

[ glahy-oh-muh ]
/ gla瑟藞o蕣 m蓹 /
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noun, plural gli路o路mas, gli路o路ma路ta [glahy-oh-muh-tuh]. /gla瑟藞o蕣 m蓹 t蓹/.
a tumor of the brain composed of neuroglia.
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Origin of glioma

From New Latin, dating back to 1865鈥70; see origin at glia, -oma

OTHER WORDS FROM glioma

gli路o路ma路tous [glahy-oh-muh-tuhs, -om-uh-], /gla瑟藞o蕣 m蓹 t蓹s, -藞蓲m 蓹-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glioma

glioma
/ (伞la瑟藞蓹蕣m蓹) /

noun plural -mata (-m蓹t蓹) 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for glioma

glioma
[ gl膿-艒m蓹, gl墨- ]

n. pl. gli鈥鈥as
A tumor that originates in the neuroglia of the brain or the spinal cord.

Other words from glioma

gli鈥ma鈥ous (-艔m蓹-t蓹s, -艒m蓹-) adj.
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