as·​tro·​cy·​to·​ma | \ ˌas-trə-sī-ˈtō-mə \
plural astrocytomas also astrocytomata\ ˌas-​trə-​sī-​ˈtō-​mə-​tə \

Definition of astrocytoma

: a nerve-tissue tumor composed of astrocytes

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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,, "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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as·​tro·​cy·​to·​ma | \ ˌas-trə-sī-ˈtō-mə \
plural astrocytomas also astrocytomata\ -​mət-​ə \

Medical Definition of astrocytoma

: a nerve-tissue tumor composed of astrocytes

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