meningioma


me·nin·gi·o·ma

noun \mə-ˌnin-jē-ˈō-mə\
plural me·nin·gi·o·mas also me·nin·gi·o·ma·ta \-ˈō-mə-tə\

Definition of MENINGIOMA

:  a slow-growing encapsulated typically benign tumor arising from the meninges and often causing damage by pressing upon the brain and adjacent parts

Origin of MENINGIOMA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1922

me·nin·gi·o·ma

noun \mə-ˌnin-jē-ˈō-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural me·nin·gi·o·mas also me·nin·gi·o·ma·ta \-ˈō-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of MENINGIOMA

: a slow-growing encapsulated tumor arising from the meninges and often causing damage by pressing upon the brain and adjacent parts

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