neuroblastoma

[ noo r-oh-bla-stoh-muh, nyoo r- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊ blæˈstoʊ mə, ˌnyʊər- /

noun, plural neu·ro·blas·to·mas, neu·ro·blas·to·ma·ta [noo r-oh-bla-stoh-muh-tuh, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ blæˈstoʊ mə tə, ˌnyʊər-/. Pathology.

a malignant tumor of immature nerve cells that usually starts in the autonomic nervous system or adrenal gland and spreads quickly, most often affecting young children.

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Origin of neuroblastoma

First recorded in 1905–10; neuro- + blastoma
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British Dictionary definitions for neuroblastoma

neuroblastoma
/ (ˌnjʊərəʊblæsˈtəʊmə) /

noun plural -mata (-matə) or -mas

pathol a malignant tumour that derives from neuroblasts, occurring mainly in the adrenal gland
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Medical definitions for neuroblastoma

neuroblastoma
[ nur′ō-blă-stōmə ]

n.

A malignant tumor composed of neuroblasts, originating in the autonomic nervous system or the adrenal medulla and occurring most commonly in infants and young children.
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