glioblastoma

noun
glio·​blas·​to·​ma | \ ˌglī-ō-ˌbla-ˈstō-mə How to pronounce glioblastoma (audio) \
variants: or less commonly glioblastoma multiforme \ -​ˌməlt-​ə-​ˈfȯrm-​ē How to pronounce glioblastoma (audio) \
plural glioblastomas also glioblastomata\ ˌglī-​ō-​ˌbla-​ˈstō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce glioblastoma (audio) \ or glioblastomas multiforme or glioblastoma multiformes

Definition of glioblastoma

: a malignant rapidly growing astrocytoma of the central nervous system and usually of a cerebral hemisphere

Examples of glioblastoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The drug—also known by its generic name lomustine and introduced in 1976—is usually given once every six weeks for patients with a recurrence of glioblastoma. Peter Loftus, WSJ, 17 June 2021 Hazen’s wife, Nicole, has been battling glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer that has a typical life expectancy between one and two years. Arizona Republic, The Arizona Republic, 12 June 2021 The cause was glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, said her friend Diane Dodge. Washington Post, 31 May 2021 What about extremely lethal cancers like pancreatic cancer, or the glioblastoma that killed Beau Biden? Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 9 May 2021 In a recent study, researchers found that, contrary to prevailing thought, glioblastoma tumors can get around the dearth of glucose by feeding on ketone bodies. Jocelyn Kaiser, Science | AAAS, 1 Apr. 2021 He was taken by ambulance to a hospital and diagnosed with glioblastoma brain cancer. Jim Buchta, Star Tribune, 30 Mar. 2021 In court filings earlier this year, attorneys disclosed that Duncan underwent brain surgery last October and was diagnosed with glioblastoma, stage 4 brain cancer. Fox News, 29 Mar. 2021 Earlier this year, attorneys revealed in court filings that Duncan was diagnosed with glioblastoma, stage 4 brain cancer, and had brain surgery last October. NBC News, 29 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of glioblastoma

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glioblastoma

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

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The first known use of glioblastoma was circa 1923

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25 Jun 2021

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“Glioblastoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glioblastoma. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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glioblastoma

noun
glio·​blas·​to·​ma | \ ˌglī-(ˌ)ō-bla-ˈstō-mə How to pronounce glioblastoma (audio) \
plural glioblastomas also glioblastomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce glioblastoma (audio) \

Medical Definition of glioblastoma

: 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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