Definition of glioma
gliomataplay \glē-ˈō-mə-tə, glī-\
: a tumor arising from glial cells
Recent Examples of glioma from the Web
Chad died at the age of 5 in 2015 after trying to overcome a brain tumor of his own, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.
He was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an aggressive form of cancer at the base of the brain.
And now this horrible thing known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma struck her.
He was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, on March 29, 2016.
Some studies have suggested a small yet significant link between long-term cellphone SARs and certain brain cancers, including glioma, but most investigations have found no significant links.
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Origin and Etymology of glioma
New Latin, from glia
First Known Use: 1870See Words from the same year
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