astrocytoma

noun
as·​tro·​cy·​to·​ma | \ ˌa-strə-sī-ˈtō-mə How to pronounce astrocytoma (audio) \
plural astrocytomas also astrocytomata\ ˌa-​strə-​sī-​ˈtō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce astrocytomata (audio) \

Definition of astrocytoma

: a nerve-tissue tumor composed of astrocytes

Examples of astrocytoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Visits to doctors led to an MRI and an anaplastic astrocytoma diagnosis. Bryan Marquard, BostonGlobe.com, "After a cancer diagnosis, Jane Wallis Gumble, 65, kept leading the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development," 19 Jan. 2020 Tia has been diagnosed with an aggressive astrocytoma, a type of brain tumor that is in a difficult place. Roxana Robinson, New York Times, "Christie Watson Is a Lovely Writer — and, Judging From This Book, a Gifted Nurse," 27 June 2018 That analysis gave a name to our monster: anaplastic astrocytoma. Beth Kassab, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Brain cancer: Words no one wants to hear," 23 May 2018 On September 1, Kevin Siggins was diagnosed with a brain tumor known as an astrocytoma, later confirmed to be a grade 4. Ryan Connors, ajc, "Watch cancer patient’s reaction when James Franklin offers him Penn State tickets," 18 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of astrocytoma

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for astrocytoma

New Latin

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The first known use of astrocytoma was in 1901

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25 Jan 2020

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“Astrocytoma.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/astrocytoma. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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astrocytoma

noun
as·​tro·​cy·​to·​ma | \ ˌas-trə-sī-ˈtō-mə How to pronounce astrocytoma (audio) \
plural astrocytomas also astrocytomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce astrocytomata (audio) \

Medical Definition of astrocytoma

: a nerve-tissue tumor composed of astrocytes

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