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retinoblastoma

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noun ret·i·no·blas·to·ma \ˌre-tə-nō-ˌblas-ˈtō-mə\

Definition of retinoblastoma

plural ret·i·no·blas·to·mas also ret·i·no·blas·to·ma·taplay play \-mə-tə\

  1. :  a malignant tumor of the retina that develops during childhood, is derived from retinal germ cells, and is associated with a chromosomal abnormality



Origin of retinoblastoma

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


First Known Use: 1924


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retinoblastoma

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noun ret·i·no·blas·to·ma \ˌret-ən-ō-ˌblas-ˈtō-mə\

Medical Definition of retinoblastoma

plural ret·i·no·blas·to·mas also ret·i·no·blas·to·ma·ta \-mət-ə\play

  1. :  a hereditary malignant tumor of the retina that develops during childhood, is derived from retinal germ cells, and is associated with a chromosomal abnormality




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