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
Our party favors were sunflower seeds from the charity closest to our hearts, Prayers From Maria; also chosen to honor Natalie's dad and bring awareness to glioblastoma - a very aggressive form of brain cancer.
The cause was complications of glioblastoma, a form of cancer, said a daughter, Kimberly Terzian.
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.
Researchers will focus on glioblastoma, which is the most common form of brain cancer and has a five-year survival rate of 5 percent, Reuters reported.
But in a study of one kind of glioblastoma, inhibiting a particular tumor suppressor gene, called DAXX, actually slows down the cancer.
In experiments on mice injected with human glioblastoma cells, blocking either gene promoted tumor growth.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'glioblastoma'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up glioblastoma? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).