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 initiative has personal meaning for Biden, whose son, Beau, died of glioblastoma -- one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer -- in 2015. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 13 July 2022 Parker, the British singer who rose to fame as a member of the boy band, died in March almost two years after he was first diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma. Anna Lazarus Caplan, PEOPLE.com, 15 July 2022 Craig Rosen of Windsor died at 31 of glioblastoma brain cancer, which typically affects older people, but has been increasingly seen in post-9/11 veterans exposed to burn pits. Peggy Mccarthy, Hartford Courant, 22 June 2022 Parker was diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma in the summer of 2020 and shared the news publicly that October. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 14 June 2022 Kelsey announced last month that her husband Parker had died, almost two years after he was first diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma. Daniela Avila, PEOPLE.com, 20 Apr. 2022 Parker announced in October 2020 that he was diagnosed with a grade four glioblastoma tumor. Janet W. Lee, Variety, 30 Mar. 2022 Parker shared in October 2020 that he had been diagnosed with a grade-four glioblastoma tumor after being hospitalized for seizures during the summer of 2020. Izzy Colón, SPIN, 30 Mar. 2022 Harold Lynn Adams, an architect who transformed the old RTKL firm into a global design practice, died of glioblastoma brain cancer Tuesday at his home in Bryan/College Station, Texas. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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24 Aug 2022

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“Glioblastoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glioblastoma. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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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

called also glioblastoma multiforme

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