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glioblastoma

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noun glio·blas·to·ma \ˌglī-ō-ˌbla-ˈstō-mə\

Definition of glioblastoma

plural glio·blas·to·mas also glio·blas·to·ma·taplay play \-mə-tə\

  1. :  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-ˈfȯrm-ē\



Origin of glioblastoma

New Latin, from glia glia + blast- + -oma


First Known Use: circa 1923


Medical Dictionary

glioblastoma

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noun glio·blas·to·ma \ˌglī-(ˌ)ō-bla-ˈstō-mə\

Medical Definition of glioblastoma

plural glio·blas·to·mas also glio·blas·to·ma·ta \-mət-ə\play

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




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