[ 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.

Origin of neuroblastoma

First recorded in 1905–10; neuro- + blastoma Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for 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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Medicine definitions for neuroblastoma


[ nur′ō-blă-stōmə ]


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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