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meningioma

[ muh-nin-jee-oh-muh ]
/ məˌnɪn dʒiˈoʊ mə /
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noun, plural me·nin·gi·o·mas, me·nin·gi·o·ma·ta [muh-nin-jee-oh-muh-tuh]. /məˌnɪn dʒiˈoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.

a hard, encapsulated tumor that grows slowly along the meninges.

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Origin of meningioma

1920–25; shortening of meningothelioma, equivalent to mening(es) + -o- + (endo)thelioma
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Medical definitions for meningioma

meningioma
[ mə-nĭn′jē-ōmə ]

n. pl. me•nin•gi•o•mas

A slow-growing tumor of the meninges often creating pressure and damaging the brain and adjacent tissues, occurring most often in adults.
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