meningioma

[muh-nin-jee-oh-muh]
noun, plural me·nin·gi·o·mas, me·nin·gi·o·ma·ta [muh-nin-jee-oh-muh-tuh] /məˌnɪn dʒiˈoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
  1. a hard, encapsulated tumor that grows slowly along the meninges.

Origin of meningioma

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

[mə-nĭn′jē-ōmə]
n. pl. me•nin•gi•o•mas
  1. 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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