Definition of glioblastoma
: 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\
Recent Examples of glioblastoma from the Web
The cancers include glioblastomas, which grow rapidly and are very hard to treat.
Palumbo, who also worked part-time with the Willowick Fire Department, was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain cancer, in 2015.
The three cancer targets farthest along in Celgene’s 60 clinical trials are multiple myeloma, prostate cancer, and an aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma.
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Origin and Etymology of glioblastoma
New Latin, from glia glia + blast- + -oma
First Known Use: circa 1923See Words from the same year
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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