[ muh-nin-jee-oh-muh ]
/ məˌnɪn dʒiˈoʊ mə /

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.

Nearby words

  1. meningeal,
  2. meningeal artery,
  3. meningeal vein,
  4. meningeorrhaphy,
  5. meninges,
  6. meningism,
  7. meningitic streak,
  8. meningitis,
  9. meningo-,
  10. meningo-osteophlebitis

Origin of meningioma

1920–25; shortening of meningothelioma, equivalent to mening(es) + -o- + (endo)thelioma Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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[ 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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