Origin and Etymology of glioblastoma
New Latin, from glia glia + blast- + -oma
First Known Use: circa 1923
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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