glioblastoma


glio·blas·to·ma

noun \ˌglī-ō-ˌbla-ˈstō-mə\
plural glio·blas·to·mas also glio·blas·to·ma·ta \-mə-tə\

Definition of GLIOBLASTOMA

:  a malignant rapidly growing astrocytoma of the central nervous system and usually of a cerebral hemisphere —called also glioblastoma mul*ti*for*me, \-ˌməlt-ə-ˈfrm-ē\

Origin of GLIOBLASTOMA

New Latin, from glia glia + blast- + -oma
First Known Use: circa 1923

glio·blas·to·ma

noun \ˌglī-(ˌ)ō-bla-ˈstō-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural glio·blas·to·mas also glio·blas·to·ma·ta \-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of GLIOBLASTOMA

: a malignant rapidly growing astrocytoma of the central nervous system and usually of a cerebral hemisphere—called also spongioblastoma

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