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retinoblastoma

[ ret-noh-bla-stoh-muh ]
/ ˌrɛt noʊ blæˈstoʊ mə /
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noun, plural ret·ino·blas·to·mas, ret·ino·blas·to·ma·ta [ret-noh-bla-stoh-muh-tuh]. /ˌrɛt noʊ blæˈstoʊ mə tə/.

Pathology. an inheritable tumor of the eye.

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Origin of retinoblastoma

First recorded in 1920–25; retin(a) + -o- + blastoma
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Medical definitions for retinoblastoma

retinoblastoma
[ rĕt′n-ō-blă-stōmə ]

n. pl. ret•i•no•blas•to•mas

A hereditary malignant tumor of the retina, transmitted as a dominant trait and occurring chiefly among infants.
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