glioblastoma

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

Definition of glioblastoma

plural

glioblastomas

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glioblastomata

play \ˌglī-ō-ˌbla-ˈstō-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 and Etymology 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

glioblastomas

also

glioblastomata

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  1. :  a malignant rapidly growing astrocytoma of the central nervous system and usually of a cerebral hemisphere Glioblastoma is the worst grade of malignant glioma, a relatively uncommon but deadly class of brain tumors that kills 97% of those diagnosed within 5 years.—Greg Miller, Science, 2 Jan. 2009—called also glioblastoma multiforme


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